Sphaerostilbella (Henn.) Sacc. & D. Sacc., Syll. fung. (Abellini) 17: 778 (1905)

MycoBank number: MB 5122; Index Fungorum number: IF 5122; Facesoffungi number: FoF 10851; 12 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 5 species with sequence data.

Type speciesSphaerostilbella lutea (Henn.) Sacc. & D. Sacc.

NotesSphaerostilbella species are mainly fungicolous, occurring on aphyllophorales basidiomycetes and rarely on wood (Rossman et al. 1999, Põldmaa et al. 2000, Põldmaa & Samuels 2004, Lombard et al. 2015). The genus is characterized by obipyriform ascomata with dark red to purple, or in shades of yellow, naviculate to ellipsoid, hyaline, 1-septate ascospores and a gliocladium-like asexual morph (Rossman et al. 1999, Põldmaa et al. 2019).


  • Sphaerostilbella lutea