Order Hypocreales Lindau

in Engler & Prantl, Natürl. Pflanzenfam.: 343 (1897)

Type: Hypocrea Fr. 1825

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)
Note that the false-truffle parasite Cordyceps ophioglossoides has been moved to Elaphocordyceps in a separate family with Ophiocordyceps, which grow on insects.
Related links:
Nectria cankers are one type included in this discussion of Canker diseases, The Morton Arboretum.
Taxon links:
90477 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum