Koorchaloma Subram., J. Indian bot. Soc. 32: 124 (1953)

MycoBank number: MB 8680; Index Fungorum number: IF 8680; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06611; 11 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with sequence data.

= Kananascus Nag Raj, Mycotaxon 19: 201 (1984)

Type speciesKoorchaloma madreeya Subram. (= Kananascus koorchalomagnatus Nag Raj)

Notes – Nag Raj (1984) reported two sexual morph species of Koorchaloma, including the type species, Ko. madreeya, and erected Kananascus. Based on nomenclatural priority, we synonymize Kananascus with Koorchaloma. The sexual morph of Koorchaloma is characterized by its superficial, globose to pyriform, unilocular and setose ascomata, hyaline, clavate, 8-spored asci with J-, apical rings and fusiform, 1-septate, hyaline, guttulate ascospores (Nag Raj 1984, Treigiene 2006), while the asexual morph is characterized by superficial, sporodochioid to acervular, setose conidiomata, hyaline, branched and septate conidiophores which are often reduced to phialidic conidiogenous cells, and fusiform conidia which mucoid appendages at both ends or only at the apex (Nag Raj 1984, Yanna et al. 1998, Treigiene 2006).


  • Koorchaloma madreeya