Minimelanolocus R.F. Castañeda & Heredia, Cryptog. Mycol. 22(1): 7 (2001)

MycoBank number: MB 28574; Index Fungorum number: IF 28574; Facesoffungi number: FoF 10379; 34 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), 10 species with molecular data.

Saprobic on decaying wood in aquatic habitats. Mycelium superficial or partly immersed, comprising septate, pale brown to brown hyphae, smooth-walled hyphae. Colonies superficial on the host, effuse, scattered, hairy, brightly colored, glistening. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: hyphomycetous. Conidiophores mononematous, macronematous, unbranched, erect, dark brown and gradually paler towards the apex, straight or flexuous, cylindrical, smooth, septate. Conidiogenous cells holoblastic, integrated, sympodial proliferating, terminal, pale brown to brown or subhyaline to hyaline. Conidia acrogenous, oblong or clavate to fusiform, with or without obtuse ends, hyaline to pale brown or brown, solitary, sometimes with secondary conidia, immature conidia aseptate, multi-septate at maturity, dry, smooth-walled. Conidial secession schizolytic.

Type species: Minimelanolocus navicularis (R.F. Castañeda) R.F. Castañeda, in Castañeda Ruiz, Heredia, Reyes, Arias & Decock, Cryptog. Mycol. 22(1): 9 (2001)