Simplicillium W. Gams & Zare, Nova Hedwigia 73(1-2): 38 (2001)

MycoBank number: MB 28570; Index Fungorum number: IF 28570; Facesoffungi number: FoF 13133; 14 species with sequence data.

Type speciesSimplicillium lanosoniveum (J.F.H. Beyma) Zare & W. Gams

Notes – The asexual morphs of this genus are cordyceps-like (White et al. 2003), but molecular analyses has shown this as a separate genus from Cordyceps. The genus infects insects and produces exclusively solitary phialides, adhering in globose slimy heads or imbricate chain conidia (Zare & Gams 2001).


  • Simplicillium lanosoniveum