Vanderaaea Crous, gen. nov.
MycoBank number: MB 838082; Index Fungorum number: IF 838082; Facesoffungi number: FoF 13329
Etymology: Named in honour of the Dutch mycologist Hubertus Antonius “Huub” van der Aa (5 July 1935 – 7 May 2017), who was a mycologist dealing with coelomycetous fungi at the “Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures”, and also collected and isolated this fungus.
Conidiomata sporodochial, round, erumpent, green-brown, giving rise to a mucoid conidial mass. Conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells formed on a stroma of pale brown pseudoparenchymatal cells, smooth, ampulliform to subglobose, proliferating holoblastically. Conidia solitary, hyaline, smooth, 0–1-septate, fusoid, flexuously curved, apical cell developing into a long flexuous apical appendage with subobtuse tip, basal cell tapering towards a truncate hilum.
Type species: Vanderaaea ammophilae Crous