Neohelicomyces Z.L. Luo, Bhat & K.D. Hyde, in Luo et al., Cryptog. Mycol. 38(1): 39 (2017).
Index Fungorum number: IF 818820; Faceoffungi number: FoF 02643, 8 morphological species (Species Fungorum, 2022), 8 species with molecular data
Saprobic on submerged decaying wood. Colonies on the substratum superficial, effuse, gregarious, white. Mycelium composed of partly immersed, partly superficial, hyaline to pale brown, septate, sparsely branched hyphae, with masses of crowded, glistening conidia. Conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, erect, septate, sparsely branched, pale brown, arising directly on substrate, glistening, light-coloured, smooth-walled, fertile below half, remaining sterile above the half. Conidiogenous cells monoblastic, holoblastic, integrated, with lateral minute denticles each with single conidium. Conidia helicoid, with conidial filament, tightly to loosely coiled, rounded at apical end, pale brown, multi-septate, smooth-walled, guttulate.
Type species: Neohelicomyces aquaticus Z.L. Luo, D.J. Bhat & K.D. Hyde
Notes: Neohelicomyces was introduced by Luo et al. (2018) with N. aquaticus as type species. Neohelicomyces is unique in having hyaline conidiophores and conidia.
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