Hypocreales » Polycephalomycetaceae


Perennicordyceps Matočec & I. Kušan, Ascomycete.org 6(5): 129 (2014)

Index Fungorum number: IF810775; Facesofungi number:FoF 10734

Parasitic on insects and fungi. Sexual morph: Stromata cylindrical to clavate, single or several, branched, apically tapered or infated, pointed or lanceolate, whitish, yellow, ochre to brown, with stipe. Stipes cylindrical to clavate, singleor several branched, ochre to brown. Fertile parts cylindrical to clavate, whitish, yellow, ochre to brown, distinct or not distinct with stipe. Perithecia superfcial, globose to ovoid to pyriform, yellowish to yellow, perpendicular to rarely slightly oblique in relation to the surface, scattered or gregarious, concentrated almost over the whole aerial part of the stroma or on its subapical part, absent from naked, sterile, tapered, pointed tip. Asci fliform, hyaline, with apical cap. Apical caps thin or thick. Ascospores fliform, hyaline, approximately as long as asci, septate and typicallydisarticulating into secondary ascospores. Secondary spores cylindrical, hyaline. Asexual morph: Hyphomycetous. acremonium- or hirsutella-like. Conidiophores phialidic, hyaline, produced on aerial mycelium, also on sporodochia or directly on stromata. Phialides 210 arising from irregularly branched or quasi-verticillate conidiophores, phialides produce up to 10 conidia enveloped in a common sheath. Conidia globose to ellipsoid or limoniform to fusiform, hyaline, smooth-walled, one-celled.


Type species: Perennicordyceps prolifca (Kobayasi) Matočec & I. Kušan.


Other species:

Perennicordyceps elaphomyceticola W.Y. Chuang, H.A. Ariyaw., J.I. Yang & Stadler



Xiao YP, Wang YB, Hyde KD, Eleni G, Sun JZ, Yang Y, Meng J, Yu H, Wen TC. Polycephalomycetaceae, a new family of clavicipitoid fungi segregates from Ophiocordycipitaceae. Fungal Diversity 120(1):176.


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