Stephanophorella Réblová & Hern.-Restr., gen. nov.

MycoBank number: MB 836363; Index Fungorum number: IF 836363; Facesoffungi number: FoF;

Type species: Stephanophorella stellata (M. Calduch, Gené & Guarro) Réblová & Hern.-Restr.

Etymology: Stephanos (Greek) crown, –phora (Greek) bearing, from pherein (to bear), referring to a group of short branches resembling a crown at the conidiophore apex, –ella, diminutive, used as a name-forming suffix.

Description: Colonies hairy, blackish. Mycelium is mostly immersed. Anamorph: Conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, setiform, pigmented, with setiform, sterile branches inserted into the main stalk in a crown-like fashion. Conidiogenous cells phialidic, determinate, ampulliform to lageniform, with a tubular collarette, discrete, lateral, appressed to the conidiophore, arranged in whorls forming a compact fertile zone. Conidia hyaline, aseptate, slimy. Teleomorph: Not observed. (Partially adapted from Calduch et al. [6].)