Hypocreales » Ophiocordycipitaceae


Purpureocillium (Thom) Luangsa-ard, Houbraken, Hywel-Jones & Samson, FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 321(2): 144 (2011)

Index Fungorum number: IF519529; 5 species with sequence data.

Type speciesPurpureocillium lilacinum (Thom) Luangsa-ard, Houbraken, Hywel-Jones & Samson

Notes The genus was described for one emended medical species, Paecilomyces lilacinum, based on morphology and phylogenetic analyses (Luangsa-ard et al. 2011). Two new species were added by Perdomo et al. (2013a) and Hyde et al. (2016b) and 2 new combinations were introduced by Ban et al. (2015) and Spatafora et al. (2015). No sexual morph has been reported for this genus. The genus is characterised by ovate to cylindric phialides with distinct necks or erect and densely grouped phialides, which are purple in mass (Matočec et al. 2014, Xiao et al. 2018).

Other species:

Purpureocillium takamizusanense (Kobayasi) S. Ban, Azuma & Hiroki Sato



Hyde KD, Norphanphoun C, Maharachchikumbura SS, Bhat DJ, Jones E, Bundhun D, Chen YJ, Bao DF, Boonmee S, Calabon MS, Chaiwan N et al. (2020) Refined families of Sordariomycetes. Mycosphere 11(1): 305–1059.


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