Enterocarpus Locq.-Lin., Revue Mycol., Paris 41(4): 510 (1977)

MycoBank number: MB 1826; Index Fungorum number: IF 1826; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06829; 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with sequence data.

Type speciesEnterocarpus uniporus Locq. -Lin.

Notes – The genus is characterized by ascomata lacking ostioles with an apical tuft of hairs and a hyphal ‘capillitium’ surrounding the ascospores. Species are saprobic and coprophilous in terrestrial habitats and are distributed in Sahara Desert and Italy. The genus was accepted in Microascaceae by Kirk et al. (2013), Maharachchikumbura et al. (2015, 2016b) and Wijayawardene et al. (2017a, 2018a). The asexual morph of this genus is undetermined.


  • Enterocarpus uniporus