Echinobotryum Corda, Deutschl. Fl., 3 Abt. (Pilze Deutschl.) 3(12): 51 (1831)
MycoBank number: MB 8120; Index Fungorum number: IF 8120; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06828; 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020).
Type species – Echinobotryum atrum Corda
Notes – Echinobotryum species are found in terrestrial habitats as saprobes with a worldwide distribution. The genus is characterized by spores clustered on the conidiophore apices and warts on the spore wall and are similar to Wardomyces (Corda 1831). However, they can be distinguished based on the germ slits on the ornamented spores in Echinobotryum. The genus was accepted in Microascaceae by Kirk et al. (2013), Maharachchikumbura et al. (2015, 2016b) and Wijayawardene et al. (2017a, 2018a). The sexual morph of this genus is undetermined.