Genus Nectriopsis Maire

[parasites on slime molds, other fungi]

This genus once had about 58 species but DNA studies are moving some to other genera. The core species of the genus are found on myxomycetes; these include Nectriopsis candicans, N. sporangiicola, and the type species N. violacea.

Nectriopsis violacea is a rare species in the Chicago Region.

  1. Nectriopsis violacea (parasite on slime mold Fuligo septica)

Taxon Details and Links

  • Nectriopsis Maire, Annales Mycologici 9: 323 (1911). Nom. cons. Type: Nectriopsis violacea (J.C. Schmidt : Fr.) Maire 1911.
Molecular phylogenetic studies have adjusted the positions of some species. Nectriopsis tremellicola (on Crepidotus) and Nectriopsis tubariicola (on Tubaria) belong in Hypomyces (Zare and Gams 2016). Nectriopsis parmeliae (on lichens) has moved to Ovicuculispora.
Rossman, A.Y., J.M. McKemy, R.A. Pardo-Schultheiss, H.-J. Schroers. 2001. Molecular studies of the Bionectriaceae using large subunit rDNA sequences. Mycologia 93(1): 100-110. DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2001.12061283
Rossman, A.Y., G.J. Samuels, C.T. Rogerson, R. Lowen. 1999. Genera of Bionectriaceae, Hypocreaceae and Nectriaceae (Hypocreales, Ascomycetes). Studies in Mycology 42: 1-248. Publisher: Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS). Publication with full abstract. Open Access: read the Full text (click on title for table of contents with links to PDFs).
Zare, R. and W. Gams. 2016. More white verticillium-like anamorphs with erect conidiophores. Mycological Progress 15: 993–1030. DOI: 10.1007/s11557-016-1214-8.
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