Torrentispora K.D. Hyde, W.H. Ho, E.B.G. Jones, K.M. Tsui & S.W. Wong, Mycological Research 104 (11): 1399 (2000)

MycoBank number: MB 28453; Index Fungorum number: IF 28453; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06619; 10 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 6 species with sequence data.

= Pseudoannulatascus Z.L. Luo, Maharachch. & K.D. Hyde, Phytotaxa 239 (2): 179 (2015)

= Fusoidispora Vijaykr., Jeewon & K.D. Hyde, Sydowia 57 (2): 272 (2005)

Type speciesTorrentispora fibrosa K.D. Hyde, Wai H. Ho, E.B.G. Jones, K.M. Tsui & S.W. Wong

NotesTorrentispora was introduced by Hyde et al. (2000) to accommodate T. fibrosa on decaying wood from freshwater habitat. Subsequently, the type species was also reported on Nothofagus sp. and dried driftwood in New Zealand from terrestrial environments (Réblová et al. 2018). In the multigene phylogenetic analysis, Fusoidispora aquatica and Pseudoannulatascus biatriisporus grouped with T. fibrosa, therefore, the genera Fusoidispora and Pseudoannulatascus are synonymised with Torrentispora (Réblová et al. 2018). The sexual morph of Torrentispora is characterized by semi-immersed, globose to conical ascomata with ostioles and necks, 8-spored, unitunicate, cylindrical, short-pedicellate asci with J-, massive, apical rings, and ellipsoidal to fusiform, hyaline, aseptate or transverse septate ascospores, sometimes with a fibrillar sheath (Réblová et al. 2018). The asexual morph is undetermined in this genus.


  • Torrentispora fibrosa