Heterophoma Qian Chen & L. Cai, in Chen et al., Stud. Mycol. 82: 165 (2015).

MycoBank number: MB 814059; Index Fungorum number: IF 814059; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08223; 6 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 6 species with molecular data.

Type speciesHeterophoma sylvatica (Sacc.) Q. Chen & L. Cai Stud. Mycol. 82: 165 (2015)

Phoma sylvatica Sacc., Michelia 2(no. 7): 337 (1881).

Notes – This genus is morphologically similar to Phoma but it is not phylogenetically closely related (Chen et al. 2015). Species belonging to this genus develop conidia which are variable in shape (ellipsoidal, oblong, cylindrical, reniform, or slightly allantoid) and aseptate or 1–2 septate (Chen et al. 2015). There are six species in this genus, and those are the only records in both Index Fungorum and Mycobank.


  • Heterophoma sylvatica