Zopfiofoveola D. Hawksw., Can. J. Bot. 57(2): 98 (1979).

MycoBank number: MB 5878; Index Fungorum number: IF 5878; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08397; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data unavailable.

Type speciesZopfiofoveola punctata (D. Hawksw. & C. Booth) D. Hawksw., Can. J. Bot. 57(2): 98 (1979).

≡ Zopfia punctata D. Hawksw. & C. Booth, Mycol. Pap. 153: 23 (1974).

Notes – Hawksworth (1979) synonymized Zopfia punctata under Zopfiofoveola punctata and established Zopfiofoveola as a monotypic genus with some hesitations as it was only known from a microscopic preparation obtained from earthworm excrements in Sweden. Zopfiofoveola differs from Zopfia by evenly distributed ornamentation on the elongate ascospores with pale minute pits and less pronounced apical papilla than those of Zopfia (Hawksworth & Booth 1974, Hawksworth 1979). Fresh collections and molecular data are needed to clarify if Zopfiofoveola is distinct from Zopfia.


  • Zopfiofoveola punctata