Order Hypocreales Lindau

[Hypocrea and Cordyceps relatives]

This order has 7 families plus 13 genera of uncertain placement (incertae sedis). The genus names listed below are those macro-fungi known in the Chicago Region. Doubtless there are other micro-fungi or plant parasites found here, for example, Nectria forms cankers on trees.

  1. Bionectriaceae (Nectriopsis)
  2. Clavicipitaceae (Claviceps)
  3. Cordycipitaceae (Cordyceps, Isaria anamorph)
  4. Hypocreaceae (Hypocrea, Hypomyces)
  5. Nectriaceae (Nectria)
  6. Niessliaceae
  7. Ophiocordycipitaceae (Elaphocordyceps)
  8. Uncertain placement (13 genera)

Taxon Details and Links

Nomenclature
  • Hypocreales Lindau, in Engler & Prantl, Natürl. Pflanzenfam.: 343 (1897). Type: Hypocrea Fr. 1825.
Taxonomy
Note that the false-truffle parasite Cordyceps ophioglossoides has been moved to Elaphocordyceps in a separate family with Ophiocordyceps, which grow on insects.
Nectria cankers are one type included in this discussion of Canker diseases, The Morton Arboretum.
MycoBank
Index Fungorum


Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2015 Sep 10). Hypocreales - MycoGuide. Retrieved from http://mycoguide.com/guide/fungi/asco/sord/hypo

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