Neokamalomyces Sanjay & Raghv. Singh, in Yadav, Verma, Singh, Singh, Chaurasia, Singh & Kumar, Phytotaxa 571(2): 156 (2022)

Index Fungorum Number: IF 843767; Facesoffungi Number: FoF 15717

Etymology – Prefix ‘Neo’ means new and genus suffix ‘kamalomyces’ based on the living legends Professor Kamal (DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India), a renowned mycologist and monographer of Cercosporoid Fungi of India.

Diagnosis – Differs from Parapallidocercospora by its very well-developed pycnidial conidiomata with a central ostiolum; conidiophores hyaline, reduced to conidiogenous cells, lining the inner cavity; conidiogenous cells compactly aggregated; conidia hyaline to light olivaceous.

Asexual morph: Conidiomata pycnidial, brown to darkish brown, subepidermal, epigenous, numerous in each lesion, immersed to erumpent, subglobose to globose, with a central ostiolum, releasing a hyaline conidial mass; the outer cells with brown, somewhat thickened walls, the inner cells hyaline, thin-walled. Ostiole single, circular, and central. Conidiophores hyaline, reduced to conidiogenous cells, line the inner cavity. Conidiogenous cells hyaline, tightly aggregated, cylindrical and tapering gradually toward the apex, ampulliform or lageniform with a relatively long neck, holoblastic, proliferating sympodially, smooth; scars unthickened. Conidia cylindrical, weakly to strongly curved, or flexuous, gradually attenuated to a rounded apex, gradually or more abruptly attenuated into a broadly truncate base, septate, not or indistinctly constricted around the septa, hyaline to light olivaceous, hila unthickened to slightly thickened. Sexual morph: not seen.

Type speciesNeokamalomyces indicus Sanjay & Raghv. Singh