Sporormiella Ellis & Everh. N. Amer. Pyren. (Newfield): 136 (1892).

MycoBank number: MB 5170; Index Fungorum number: IF 5170; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07980; 58 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 14 species with molecular data.

Type speciesSporormiella nigropurpurea Ellis & Everh, N. Amer. Pyren. (Newfield): 136 (1892).

NotesSporormiella is a coprophilous species and was synonymized under Preussia due to morphological similarity and indistinguishable in the currently phylogeny (Zhang et al. 2012b, Hyde et al. 2013). Sporormiella is characterized by ostiolate ascomata that produce part spores ascospores with germ-slits on the surface (Ahmed & Cain 1972). However, the sequence data for the type species is not available, thus its placement is still doubtful. Hence, we reinstate Sporormiella and maintain it as a distinct genus in Sporormiaceae.


  • Sporormiella nigropurpurea