Lophotrichus R.K. Benj., Mycologia 41(3): 347 (1949)

MycoBank number: MB 2946; Index Fungorum number: IF 2946; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06833; 7 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 6 species with sequence data.

Type speciesLophotrichus ampullus R.K. Benj.

Notes – Some species of the genus are coprophilous while others are cellulolytic, and that their appearance on dung is more or less incidental. The genus was accepted in Microascaceae by Kirk et al. (2013), Sandoval-Denis et al. (2016a), Maharachchikumbura et al. (2015, 2016b) and Wijayawardene et al. (2017a, 2018a). The sexual morph of this genus is undetermined.


  • Lophotrichus ampullus