Hypocreales » Clavicipitaceae


Conoideocrella D. Johnson, G.H. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora, Mycol. Res. 113(3): 286 (2009)

Sordariomycetes, Hypocreomycetidae, Hypocreales, Clavicipitaceae

Index Fungorum number: IF512028; 3 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), 2 species with sequence data.

Type species Conoideocrella luteorostrata (Zimm.) D. Johnson, G.H. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora

Generic description: see Johnson et al. (2009)

Notes: The genus was introduced for two entomophagous species from Torrubiella based on phylogenetic analyses (Johnson et al. 2009). Mongkolsamrit et al. (2016) introduced a third species, Conoideocrella krungchingensis. The genus is characterised by pulvinate to planar stromata and elongated, conical-shaped perithecia, while the hosts are whiteflies and scale insects (Johnson et al. 2009). (Adopted from Hyde et al. 2020)


Other species:

Conoideocrella krungchingensis Mongkols., Thanakitp. & Luangsa-ard

Conoideocrella tenuis (Petch) D. Johnson et al.



Hyde KD, Norphanphoun C, Maharachchikumbura SSN, Bhat D et al. 2020 – Refined families of Sordariomycetes. Mycosphere 11(1), 305–1059.

Johnson D, Sung GH, Hywel-Jones NL, Luangsa-Ard JJ et al. 2009 – Systematics and evolution of the genus Torrubiella (Hypocreales, Ascomycota). Mycological research 113, 279–289.

Mongkolsamrit S, Thanakitpipattana D, Khonsanit A, Promharn R, Luangsa-ard JJ. 2016 – Conoideocrella krungchingensis sp. nov., an entomopathogenic fungus from Thailand. Mycoscience 57, 264–270.


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