Protographum Le Renard, Upchurch, Stockey & Berbee, gen. nov.

Index Fungorum number: MB831507; Facesoffungi number: FoF 12431

Typification: Protographum luttrellii Le Renard, Upchurch, Stockey & Berbee.

Etymology: The generic epithet Proto– refers to the first of its kind, –graph refers to the genus Aulographum that it resembles.

Diagnosis: Mycelium superficial on leaves with inter- calary appressoria, hyphae septate. Sporocarp shield- like, covered by scutellum (upper wall), appressed to host surface, circular or elongate. Scutella made of pseudomonopodial, dichotomously branching and radiating hyphae; scutellum connected to surrounding mycelium by multiple generator hyphae.