Myceliophthora Costantin, C. r. hebd. Séanc. Acad. Sci., Paris 114: 849 (1892)

MycoBank number: MB 9013; Index Fungorum number: IF 9013; Facesoffungi number: FoF 13041; 5 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 3 species with sequence data.

Type speciesMyceliophthora lutea Costantin

Notes – Based on the phylogenetic analyses of sequences from ITS, tef1 and rpb2, Marin- Felix et al. (2015) split Myceliophthora into four genera: Corynascus (a revalidated genus), Crassicarpon, Myceliophthora and Thermothelomyces. However, according to the molecular analyses, Corynascus was linked with Myceliophthora and all Corynascus species are proposed to be placed under Myceliophthora (van den Brink et al. 2012, Maharachchikumbura et al. 2015, 2016b, Wijayawardene et al. 2018a). Wang et al. (2016a, 2019b) hinted that all three genera be included under Myceliophthora. The genus is characterised by hyaline and smooth-walled conidia and sexual morph is undetermined.


  • Myceliophthora lutea