Neocalonectria Crous, gen. nov.

MycoBank number: MB 837819; Index Fungorum number: IF 837819; Facesoffungi number: FoF14515;

Etymology: Name refers to its superficial resemblance of the genus Calonectria.

Classification:Nectriaceae, Hypocreales, Sordariomycetes.

Conidiophores consisting of a stipe, a penicillate arrangement of fertile branches, one to several avesiculate stipe extensions, lacking a terminal vesicle; stipe septate, hyaline, smooth; stipe extensions septate, straight to flexuous, terminating in an acicular apical cell. Conidiogenous apparatus: primary branches aseptate or 1-septate, secondary and tertiary branches aseptate, each terminal branch producing 2 – 6 phialides; phialides elongate doliiform to reniform, hyaline, aseptate, apex with minute periclinal thickening and inconspicuous collarette. Conidia cylindrical, rounded at both ends, straight to gently curved, 1-septate, lacking a visible abscission scar, held in parallel cylindrical mucoid clusters. Mega– and microconidia not seen.

Type species: Neocalonectria tristaniopsidis Crous.