Neohelicascus W. Dong, H. Zhang & Doilom, Fungal Divers (2020).
MycoBank number: MB 557807; Index Fungorum number: IF 557807; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08722; 8 morphological species (Dong et al. 2020), X species with molecular data
Type species – Neohelicascus aquaticus (H. Zhang & K. D. Hyde) W. Dong & H. Zhang, Fungal Divers (2020).
≡ Helicascus aquaticus H. Zhang & K.D. Hyde, Sydowia 65(1): 155 (2013)
Notes – Neohelicascus differs from Aquihelicascus in having brown ascospores, and the base of endoascus is long, narrow and coiled within ectoascus which uncoils to form a long tail-like extension. Aquihelicascus has hyaline ascospores and uncoiled endoascus (Dong et al. 2020). Phylogenetic analyses also supported it as a new genus in Morosphaeriaceae (Dong et al. 2020).