Hypocreales » Clavicipitaceae


Metapochonia Kepler, Rehner & Humber, Mycologia 106(4): 820 (2014)

Sordariomycetes, Hypocreomycetidae, Hypocreales, Clavicipitaceae

Index Fungorum number: IF806070; 9 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 7 species with sequence data.

Generic description: see Kepler et al. (2014)

Type species – Metapochonia suchlasporia (W. Gams & Dackman) Kepler, Rehner & Humber

Notes: This genus was introduced to accommodate five species. Zhang et al. (2017c) described a new cave-inhabiting species. No sexual morph has been identified (Kepler et al. 2014). The genus infects nematodes and rotifers and has been isolated from soil and plant roots and produces conidia on slender, awl-shaped phialides (Kepler et al. 2014). (Adopted from Hyde et al. 2020)


Entomopathogenic species:

Metapochonia goniodes (Drechsler) Kepler, S.A. Rehner & Humber

Metapochonia microbactrospora (W. Gams & Zare) Kepler, S.A. Rehner & Humber

Metapochonia parasitica (G.L. Barron) Labuda, Bernreiter & Kubátová

Metapochonia rubescens (Zare, W. Gams & López-Llorca) Kepler, S.A. Rehner & Humber

Metapochonia suchlasporia (W. Gams & Dackman) Kepler, S.A. Rehner & Humber



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

Kepler RM, Humber RA, Bischoff JF, Rehner SA. 2014 – Clarification of generic and species boundaries for Metarhizium and related fungi through multigene phylogenetics. Mycologia 106(4), 811–829.


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