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

  • Hypocreales Lindau, in Engler & Prantl, Natürl. Pflanzenfam.: 343 (1897). Type: Hypocrea Fr. 1825.
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.
Rossman, A.Y., K.A. Seifert, G.J. Samuels, A.M. Minnis, H.-J. Schroers, L. Lombard, P.W. Crous, K. Põldmaa, P.F. Cannon, R.C. Summerbell, D. M. Geiser, W.-y. Zhuang, Y. Hirooka, C. Herrera, C. Salgado-Salazar, P. Chaverri. 2013. Genera in Bionectriaceae, Hypocreaceae, and Nectriaceae (Hypocreales) proposed for acceptance or rejection. IMA Fungus 4(1): 41–51. DOI: 10.5598/imafungus.2013.04.01.05.
Index Fungorum

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Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2020 May 23). Hypocreales - MycoGuide. Retrieved from https://mycoguide.com/guide/fungi/asco/sord/hypo

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