Pruniphilomyces Crous & Bulgakov, gen. nov.

Index Fungorum number: MB 835101; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11205

Etymology: Name reflects the fact that the fungus occurs on Prunus.

Plant pathogenic. Ascomata pseudothecial, densely aggregated, amphigenous, immersed to erumpent, globose, black. Asci aparaphysate, stipitate, clavate-cylindrical, with eight biseriate, slightly curved, hyaline, unequally bicellular ascospores. Caespituli hypophyllous, fasciculate, arising from an erumpent, brown pseudoparenchymatal stroma. Conidiophores subcylindrical, medium brown, thick-walled, finely verruculose, unbranched, straight to geniculate-sinuous, septate. Conidiogenous cells integrated, terminal and intercalary, subcylindrical with obtuse ends, brown, finely verruculose; scars, thickened, darkened, with visible pore. Conidia solitary, brown, thin-walled, guttulate, finely verruculose, gently curved or straight, obclavate, apex subobtuse, base obconically truncate, euseptate; hilum thickened and darkened.

Type species: Pruniphilomyces circumscissus (Sacc.) Crous & Bulgakov