Camarosporioides W.J. Li & K.D. Hyde, in Hyde et al., Fungal Diversity 80: 83 (2016).
Saprobic on dead stems of Poaceae. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata yellowish to brown, separate or aggregated, pycnidial, obpyriform, immersed, unilocular, thick-walled, smooth, ostiolate. Ostiole single, circular, with hyaline periphyses, centrally located, papillate. Periphyses hyaline, hyphae-like, smooth, subcylindrical, with obtuse apex, unbranched, septate. Conidiomatal wall composed of thick-walled, brown cells of textura angularis. Conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells. Conidiogenous cells hyaline to pale brown, holoblastic, long lageniform, swollen at the base, discrete, determinate, formed from the cells lining the inner wall of the conidioma. Conidia pale brown to brown, finely roughened, ellipsoidal to oval, obtuse at the apex, slightly truncate at base, with primary transverse septa, with a longitudinal septum, constricted at septa, verruculose, thick-walled (Adapted from Hyde et al., 2016).
Type species: Camarosporioides phragmitis W.J. Li & K.D. Hyde
Notes: Camarosporioides was introduced by Li and Hyde (2016) with C. phragmitis as type species. Camarosporioides shares similar conidial morphology with Phragmocamarosporium (Massarinaceae), but Phragmocamarosporium lack periphyses. Camarosporioides is unique in having yellowish to brown, obpyriform, immersed conidiomata. Molecular markers available for Camarosporioides include LSU, SSU, ITS and TEF-1.