Etheirophora Kohlm. & Volkm.-Kohlm., Mycol. Res. 92(4): 414 (1989)

MycoBank number: MB 25298; Index Fungorum number: IF 25298; Facesoffungi number: FoF 02107; 3 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with sequence data.

Type speciesEtheirophora bijubata Kohlm. & Volkm.-Kohlm.

Notes – Kohlmeyer & Kohlmeyer (1989) introduced Etheirophora (type species E. bijubata) to accommodate three marine species from tropical locations, including a species previously referred to as Keissleriella blepharospora. The genus was assigned to Sphaeriales by Kohlmeyer & Kohlmeyer (1989) and to Halosphaeriales by Hawksworth et al. (1995) and Kirk et al. (2001). Schoch et al. (2006), based on molecular data and morphology, referred it to the TBM clade comprising Bertia, Melanospora and Torpedospora, within Hypocreomycetidae, with affinities to the Coronophorales. Etheirophora grouped with a range of unresolved taxa, Juncigena, Swampomyces and Torpedospora and the asexual genera Glomerulispora (= Torpedospora) and Moheitospora, in the TBM clade with high bootstrap support (Abdel-Wahab et al. 2010). Subsequently the genus was referred to Etheirophoraceae (Torpedosporales) (Jones et al. 2014, 2015).


  • Etheirophora bijubata