Rutola J.L. Crane & Schokn., Can J Bot. 55 (24): 3015 (1978).

MycoBank number: MB 9768; Index Fungorum number: IF 9768; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06656; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.

Type speciesRutola graminis (Desm.) Crane & Schokn., Can J Bot 55 (24): 3013 (1977).

Torula graminis Desm. ex Fr., Systema Mycologicum 3: 502 (1832).

Notes – Crane & Schoknecht (1977) transferred Torula graminis to a new genus Rutola. Rutola is characterized by monoblastic conidiogenous cells integrated on micronematous conidiophores and simple or branched conidial chains. It differs from Torula in lacking the diagnostic coronate conidiogenous cells (Crane & Schoknecht 1977). Crous et al. (2019c) designated the lectotype and epitype of R. graminis. Based on LSU sequence data, Rutola formed a monophyletic clade in Torulaceae (Crous et al. 2019c).


  • Rutola graminis