Neohendersonia Petrak. Annls Mycol. 19: 190 (1921).

MycoBank number: MB 9100; Index Fungorum number: IF 9100; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08312; 3 morphological species (Giraldo et al. 2017), 1 species with molecular data.

Type speciesNeohendersonia kickxii (Westend.) B. Sutton & Pollack., Mycopath. Mycol. appl. 52: 334 (1974).

Stilbospora kickxii Westend., Bull. Acad. R. Sci. Belg., Cl Sci 18: 409 (1851).

NotesNeohendersonia kickxii is reported as a specific endophyte of beech twigs (Petrini & Fisher 1988, Kowalski & Kehr 1996). Though Species Fungorum listed four species in the genus, Giraldo et al. (2017) considered Neohendersonia pyriformis as a synonym of Neohendersonia kickxii. Therefore, from the three species accepted in the genus, only N. kickxii has living type material. Neohendersonia kickxii has pycnidial conidiomata and obovoid to pyriform, phragmoseptate, brown conidia (Sutton 1980, Giraldo et al. 2017). Splanchnonema loricatum was considered as the sexual morph of N. kickxii. It has large ascomata with a thick ascomatal wall which is wide, although there is no unequivocal evidence for this sexual-asexual connection (Barr 1982, Pegler et al. 2000).


  • Neohendersonia kickxii