Moheitospora Abdel-Wahab, Abdel-Aziz & Nagahama

Index Fungorum number: IF 543122; MycoBank: MB 543122;Facesoffungi number: FoF 14375

Abdel-Wahab et al. (2010) described Moheitospora as a novel genus in the order Hypocreales based on morphological and phylogenetic data. Later the genus was transferred to the family Juncigenaceae (Torpedosporales) (Jones et al. 2015), which was also confirmed by Wijayawardene et al. (2022). The genus was classified with other marine fungi in the TBM (Torpedospora/Bertia/Melanospora) clade based on phylogenetic analysis of LSU and SSU rDNA sequences. Moheitospora conidiophores form acrogenous or laterally on the hyphae with monoblastic, integrated, terminal conidiogenous cells. Conidia are irregularly helicoid, with densely attached yellow-brown to brown cells that resemble muriform (Abdel-Wahab et al. 2010). Moheitospora differs from the genus Cirrenalia in that it has small conidial cells that are comparable in size and colour. Moheitospora comprises two species and is typified by M. fruticosae, which was first reported on the halophyte host Suaeda fruticose from Egypt (Abdel-Wahab et al. 2010). Moheitospora adarca was also reported on a halophyte plant, Juncus roemerianus, from the United States (Abdel-Wahab et al. 2010), which was first classified under the genus Cirrenalia and was considered the sexual morph of Juncigera adarca ( Kohlmeyer et al. 1997 ).

Type speciesMoheitospora fruticosae Abdel-Wahab, Abdel-Aziz and Nagahama

Other accepted speciesMoheitospora adarca