Protocrea Petch, J. Bot., Lond. 75: 219 (1937)

MycoBank number: MB 4383; Index Fungorum number: IF 4383; Facesoffungi number: FoF 13220; 6 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 3 species with sequence data.

Type speciesProtocrea farinosa (Berk. & Broome) Petch

Notes – Petch (1937) established Protocrea to accomodate Hypocrea farinosa, H. delicatula and H. stipata. Protocrea species occur on bark, decaying woody substrates or fungicolous on effused basidiomycetes (Rossman et al. 1999, Jaklitsch et al. 2008). The genus is characterized by perithecial ascomata, partly or completely immersed in the subiculum, cylindrical asci, fusiform to ellipsoid, 1-septate ascospores, disarticulating at the septum inside the asci and gliocladium-like asexual morphs (Rossman et al. 1999, Jaklitsch et al. 2008).


  • Protocrea farinosa