Hypocreales » Ophiocordycipitaceae


Drechmeria W. Gams & H.-B. Jansson, Mycotaxon 22(1): 36 (1985)

Sordariomycetes, Hypocreomycetidae, Hypocreales, Ophiocordycipitaceae

Index Fungorum number: IF512028; 13 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), 5 species with sequence data.

Type species Drechmeria coniospora (Drechsler) W. Gams & H.-B. Jansson

Generic description: see Gams and Jansson (1985).

Notes: Drechmeria was introduced to accommodate two hyphomycetes species: D. coniospora and D. harposporioides (Gams and Jansson 1985). Later, Spatafora et al. (2015) placed ten species (most of them are pathogens of protozoans) in the genus based on phylogenetic analyses, including species of Haptocillium and Cordyceps gunnii. Species of the genus infect protozoa and have crescent-shaped, helical condia (Gams & Jansson 1985, Spatafora et al. 2015). (Adopted from Hyde et al. 2020). 


Other species:

Drechmeria bactrospora (Drechsler) Spatafora & Kepler

Drechmeria balanoides (Drechsler) Spatafora & Kepler

Drechmeria campanulata (Glockling) Spatafora & Kepler

Drechmeria coniospora (Drechsler) W. Gams & H.-B. Jansson

Drechmeria glocklingiae (Zare & W. Gams) Spatafora & Kepler

Drechmeria gunnii (Berk.) Spatafora, Kepler & C.A. Quandt

Drechmeria harposporioides (G.L. Barron & Szijarto) W. Gams & H.-B. Jansson

Drechmeria obovata (Drechsler) Spatafora & Kepler

Drechmeria panacis T. Yuan Zhang, Ying Yu & Yi X. Zhang

Drechmeria rhabdosporum (Zare & W. Gams) Spatafora & Kepler

Drechmeria sinensis (K.Q. Zhang, L. Cao & Z.Q. Liang) Spatafora & Kepler

Drechmeria sphaerospora (Goodey) Spatafora & Kepler

Drechmeria zeospora (Drechsler) Spatafora & Kepler



Gams W, Jansson HB. 1985 – The nematode parasite Meria coniospora Drechsler in pure culture and its classification. Mycotaxon 22(1), 33–38.

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

Spatafora JW, Quandt CA, Kepler RM, Sung GH, Shrestha B, Hywel-Jones NL et al. 2015 –New 1F1N species combinations in Ophiocordycipitaceae (Hypocreales). IMA fungus 6(2), 357–362.

Yu Y, Hou SY, Sun ZL, Zhang MY, Zhang TY, Zhang YX. 2018 – Drechmeria panacis sp. nov., an endophyte isolated from Panax notoginseng. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 68(10), 3255–3259.


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