Virgatospora Finley, Mycologia 59(3): 538 (1967)

MycoBank number: MB 10411; Index Fungorum number: IF 10411; Facesoffungi number: FoF 05586; 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with sequence data.

Type speciesVirgatospora echinofibrosa Finley

Notes – This genus was synonymised under Didymostilbe (Rossman 1983, Rossman et al. 1999). Lombard et al. (2016) resurrected the genus based on multigene phylogenetic analysis and accepted it in Stachybotryaceae. The genus is characterised by white to dark brown or black to olivaceous grey, synnematous conidiomata, branched conidiophores, 3-septate, fusiform, olivaceous grey, coarsely striate conidia with papillate and truncate ends (Finley 1967, Lombard et al. 2016).


  • Virgatospora echinofibrosa