Ernakulamia Subram., Kavaka 22/23: 67 (1994).

MycoBank number: MB 28737; Index Fungorum number: IF 28737; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06667; 3 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 3 species with molecular data (Delgado et al. 2017, Jayasiri et al. 2019).

Type speciesErnakulamia cochinensis (Subram.) Subram., Kavaka 22/23: 67 (1994).

≡ Petrakia cochinensis Subram., Beih. Sydowia 1: 15 (1957).

Notes – Subramanian (1994) introduced Ernakulamia for Petrakia cochinensis. Delgado et al. (2017) provided sequence data for E. cochinensis and accommodated it in Tetraplosphaeriaceae. Jayasiri et al. (2019) described the second species, E. krabiensis from decaying pods septum of Acacia sp. Hyde et al. (2020b) described the third species, E. tanakae from a decaying spathe of Cocos nucifera and presented an updated phylogenetic tree for Tetraplosphaeriaceae. Ernakulamia is characterized by micronematous or semi-macronematous conidiophores and brown, muriform conidia with appendages (Subramanian 1994, Jayasiri et al. 2019, Hyde et al. 2020b).


  • Ernakulamia cochinensis