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Description type:Latin diagnosis 
Description:Meliniomyces Hambleton & Sigler, anam. gen. nov. MycoBank MB500244
Etymology: Melinio- (G) for Elias Melin, who initiated studies of the diversity of sterile root endophytes of conifers with a description of Mycelium radicis atrovirens (Melin 1922); -myces (G) for fungus.
Coloniae in agaro albae vel griseae, tarde crescentes, glabrae, velutinae vel fasciculateae; hyphae septatae, hyalinae, leves vel asperulatae , laqueos vel fila formantes, 1.5-5 µm. Mycelia sterilia; conidia (mitosporae) et chlamydosporae absunt. Teleomorphosis ignota. Meliniomyces adfinis Rhizoscypho et Leotiomyceti; species generis Meliniomyces partim per ITS cognitae.
Species typica: Meliniomyces variabilis Hambleton & Sigler
 
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