Neocochlearomyces Pinruan, Sommai, Suetrong, J.Z. Groenew. & Crous, in Crous et al., Persoonia 41: 381 (2018).
MycoBank number: MB 828085; Index Fungorum number: IF 828085; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08095; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.
Type species: Neocochlearomyces chromolaenae Pinruan, Sommai, Suetrong, J.Z. Groenew. & Crous, in Crous et al., Persoonia 41: 381 (2018).
Notes: The phylogenetic analyses from ITS, LSU, rpb- 2, and tef1 (Hernández-Restrepo et al. 2019) showed that Neocochlearomyces formed a distinct lineage within Muyocopronaceae. The type species was sister to Neomycoleptodiscus venezuelense (CBS 100519) and Mycoleptodiscus endophyticus (MFLUCC 17-0545) in the analysis of Hernández-Restrepo et al. (2019). While, it is related to Paramycoleptodiscus albizziae in our analyses but as a distinct genus (Fig. 56). The genus is characterized by macronematous and mononematous, subcylindrical, septate, thick-walled conidiophores, with terminal and intercalary conidiogenous cells on one side of the swollen fan-like structure, and falcate, aseptate conidia that are equilateral, convex, obtuse to subobtusely rounded, forming a slimy spore mass (Crous et al. 2018a).
Fig. 56 Phylogram generated from maximum likelihood analysis (RAxML) of Muyocopronales based on ITS, LSU, rpb-2, SSU and tef1 sequence data. Maximum likelihood bootstrap values equal or above 70%, Bayesian posterior probabilities equal or above 0.90 (MLBS/PP) are given at the nodes. An original isolate number is noted after the species name. The tree is rooted to Acrospermum compressum (M151) and A. gramineum (M152). The ex-type strains are indicated in bold. Hyphen (-) represents support values below 70% MLBS and 0.90 PP