Thamnomyces Ehrenb., Horae Phys. Berol.: 79 (1820)

Index Fungorum number: IF 5402; MycoBank number: MB 5402Facesoffungi number: FoF 03006; 11 morphological species (Stadler et al. 2010), 1 species with sequence data.

Type speciesThamnomyces chamissonis Ehrenb.

Notes Thamnomyces is characterized by erect, black, unbranched to dendroid stromata with ascomata embedded on the tips of branches or laterally on the unbranched, wiry stromata. Its species are mostly known from the neotropics, except for Thamnomyces camerunensis, which was only found from Western Africa. Morphology, multigene phylogenies and chemical profiling have revealed that the genus is close to Daldinia, Phylacia and Rhopalostroma (Stadler et al. 2010), and accordingly is included in Hypoxylaceae (Daranagama et al. 2018, Wendt et al. 2018).


  • Thamnomyces chamissonis