Staphylotrichum J. Mey. & Nicot, Bull. trimest. Soc. mycol. Fr. 72: 322 (1957)

Index Fungorum number: IF 10065; MycoBank number: MB 10065Facesoffungi number: FoF 13045; 9 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 7 species with sequence data.

Type speciesStaphylotrichum coccosporum J.A. Mey. & Nicot

NotesStaphylotrichum was introduced by Nicot & Meyer (1956) to accommodate S. coccosporum. Phylogenetic analyses of ITS and LSU sequence data in Nonaka et al. (2012) reported the placement of Staphylotrichum in Chaetomiaceae. Wang et al. (2019b) confirmed this placement in this family based on analysis of combined rpb2, tub2, ITS and LSU datasets for eight isolates. The genus is characterised by ascomata that are superficial with long necks comprised of a fused basal part of terminal hairs. Asci are 8-spored, clavate to fusiform and ascospores are broad limoniform to globose, with an apical germ pore. The asexual morphs have two types of conidiophores, micronematous that arise from hyphae and macronematous from apically branched, seta-like conidiophores. Conidia are thick-walled, holoblastic, hyaline to pale brown and globose to subglobose or obovoid (Wang et al. 2019b).


  • Staphylotrichum coccosporum