Teratospermopsis Jian Ma, X.G. Zhang & R.F. Castañeda, gen. nov.

Index Fungorum number: IF 557315; Facesoffungi num- ber: FoF.

Differs from Teratosperma by its schizolytic conidial secession; and from Chaetendophragmia by its schizolytic conidial secession and its conidial basal cell with a lateral appendage.

Etymology:Teratosperm-” from the Latin Teratosperma, “opsis= similar, referring to the similarity of the genus to Teratosperma.

Type species: Chaetendophragmia protuberata R.F. Castañeda [ Teratospermopsis protuberata (R.F. Castañeda) Jian Ma & al.]

Conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, single or in groups, simple, cylindrical, erect, straight or flexuous, smooth, septate, pale brown to dark brown, determinate or with percurrent proliferations. Conidiogenous cells monoblastic, integrated, terminal, cylindrical, smooth, pale brown to brown. Conidial secession schizolytic. Conidia acrogenous, solitary, appendiculate, obclavate or fusiform, sometimes rostrate, brown to dark brown, euseptate, with one or more lateral appendages arising from the basal cell.


  • Chaetendophragmia protuberata