Trichosphaeria Fuckel, Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk. 23-24: 144 (1870)

MycoBank number: MB 5588; Index Fungorum number: IF 5588; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01810; 50 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with sequence data.

Type speciesTrichosphaeria pilosa (Pers.) Fuckel

NotesTrichosphaeria was established by Fuckel (1870) with the type species T. pilosa collected from rotten wood from Germany. Trichosphaeria species are characterized by globose to subglobose ascomata with setae, unitunicate, 4–8-spored asci with a J-, apical ring, and hyaline, aseptate, ellipsoidal ascospores. Since most Trichosphaeria species were introduced before 1940, molecular data are lacking in this genus. The genus needs recollection and study.


  • Trichosphaeria pilosa