Hypocreales

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Hypocreales
Cordyceps capitata.jpg
Cordyceps capitata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subdivision: Pezizomycotina
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Hypocreales
Families

Bionectriaceae
Cordycipitaceae
Clavicipitaceae
Hypocreaceae
Nectriaceae
Niessliaceae
Ophiocordycipitaceae

The Hypocreales are an order of fungi within the class Sordariomycetes, consisting of seven families, 237 genera, and 2647 species.[1]

Species of Hypocreales are usually recognized by their brightly colored, perithecial ascomata, or spore-producing structures. These are often yellow, orange or red.

Genera incertae sedis[edit]

According to the 2007 Outline of Ascomycota, the following genera within the Hypocreales have an uncertain taxonomic placement (incertae sedis), and have not been assigned to any family.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA. (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi. 10th ed. Wallingford: CABI. p. 332. ISBN 0-85199-826-7. 
  2. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM. (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet (The Field Museum, Department of Botany, Chicago, USA) 13: 1–58. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Poinar, G.O.; Buckley, R. (2007). "Evidence of mycoparasitism and hypermycoparasitism in Early Cretaceous amber". Mycological Research 111 (4): 503–506. doi:10.1016/j.mycres.2007.02.004. PMID 17512712.