Neohortaea Quaedvl. & Crous, in Quaedvlieg, Binder, Groenewald, Summerell, Carnegie, Burgess & Crous, Persoonia 33: 27 (2014)

Index Fungorum number: IF 807809; MycoBank number: MB 807809; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11417

Etymology – Named after its morphological similarity to the genus Hortaea.

Asexual Morph: Colonies smooth, mucilaginous, black. Mycelium consisting of pale olivaceous, thin-walled hyphae that become dark brown with thick walls, producing copious mucus. Conidiogenous cells integrated on hyphae, reduced to conidiogenous loci, with several minute percurrent proliferation. Conidia initially subhyaline, smooth, thin-walled, ellipsoidal, becoming dark brown, broadly ellipsoid to clavate, septum median, hilum truncate with minute marginal frill; conidiation microcyclic.

Type species – Neohortaea acidophila (Hölker, Bend, Pracht, Tetsch, Tob. Müll., M. Höfer & de Hoog) Quaedvlieg & Crous.

Notes — Morphologically similar to Hortaea (Teratosphaeriaceae), except that the latter has prominently annellate conidiogenous loci, and conidia that develop several septa, forming chlamydospores with age ().