Sporocadus Corda, Icon. fung. (Prague) 3: 23 (1839)

Index Fungorum number:IF 10026; MycoBank number: MB 10026; Facesoffungi number: FoF 13580; 49 morphological species (Species Fungorum), 13 species with sequence data.

Type speciesSporocadus lichenicola Corda

NotesSporocadus was established by Corda (1839b) to include four species but with no mention of the type. Hughes (1958) lectotypified Sporocadus based on S. lichenicola. The genus was once synonymised under Seimatosporium by Sutton (1975) but was later classified as a distinct genus by Brockman (1976) and Nag Raj (1993). Liu et al. (2019a) showed that both Sporocadus and Seimatosporium are phylogenetically distinct, and species in Sporocadus lack appendages.


  • Sporocadus lichenicola