Xenodevriesiaceae Crous, in Crous et al., Fungal Systematics and Evolution 3: 123 (2019).
MycoBank number: MB 829462; Index Fungorum number: IF 829462; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06987, 1 species.
On leaves of Strelitzia sp. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Hyphomycetous. Mycelium septate, branched hyphae, brown, smooth-walled. Microconidiophores erect, cylindrical, brown, smooth-walled with truncate ends, sympodial proliferation, reduced to conidiogenous cells. Macroconidiophores erect, cylindrical, straight to geniculate-sinuous, brown, smooth-walled, unbranched or branched at above, septate. Conidiogenous cells terminal or lateral on branched conidiophores, brown, smooth-walled, cylindrical, sympodial proliferation; loci truncate, inconspicuous, somewhat darkened, not refractive. Conidia subcylindrical to narrowly obclavate, obtuse to truncate at apex, truncate at the base, occurring in branched chains, brown, septate, smooth-walled, with guttulate; hila inconspicuous to somewhat darkened and thickened, not refractive (adapted from Crous et al. 2019b).
Type – Xenodevriesia Crous.
Notes – The family was established by Crous et al. (2019b) to accommodate a monotypic genus Xenodevriesia based on phylogenetic placement from sequence data of X. strelitziicola (= Devriesia strelitziicola) which formed a distinct lineage and represents a new family within Capnodiales.