Cataractispora K.D. Hyde, S.W. Wong & E.B.G. Jones, Mycol. Res. 103(8): 1019 (1999)

Index Fungorum number: IF28328; 5 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 3 species with sequence data.

Type species – Cataractispora aquatica K.D. Hyde, S.W. Wong & E.B.G. Jones

NotesCataractispora was introduced by Hyde et al. (1999a) to accommodate four freshwater species, C. appendiculata (Brunei), C. aquatica (Brunei), C. bipolaris (Queensland) and C. viscosa (Hong Kong), based on their unique appendage ontogeny. Ho et al. (2004) introduced a fifth freshwater species, C. receptaculorum, from Hong Kong. The LSU sequence data of C. receptaculorum is identical to an invalid species C. recepticuli, which was accommodated in Pseudoproboscisporaceae by Zhang et al. (2017a) and they stated that it appears to be an invalidly published synonym of Pseudoproboscispora based on morphology. The family placement of Cataractispora needs confirmation with sequence data from the type species.


  • Cataractispora aquatica