Hypocreales » Clavicipitaceae


Helminthascus Tranzschel, Trudy S. Petersb. Obschch. Est. Otd. Bot. 28: 331 (1898)

Sordariomycetes, Hypocreomycetidae, Hypocreales, Clavicipitaceae

Index Fungorum number: IF2258; 1 morphological species without molecular data.

Generic description: see Saccardo (1902)

Type speciesHelminthascus arachnophthorus Tranzschel

Notes: This genus comprises a single entomogenous species (Saccardo 1902, Popov et al. 2013) and is characterized by discoid stroma, immersed perithecia, cylindrical asci and septate ascospores (Saccardo 1902). (Adopted from Hyde et al. 2020)



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

Popov ES, Kovalenko AE, Gapienko OS, Kolmakov PYu et al. 2013 – Mycobiota of the Belarus-Valday Lakeland. KMK Scientific Press Ltd, 1–399.

Saccardo PA. 1902 – Sylloge Fungorum XVI Supplementum universale. Pars. 5, Padova 1291.


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