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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subdivision: Pezizomycotina
Class: Leotiomycetes
Order: Pezizales
Family: Ascobolaceae
Genus: Ascophanus
Type species
Ascophanus granuliformis
(P. Crouan & H. Crouan) Boud.

Ascophanus is a genus of fungi in the Ascobolaceae family.[1] The genus has a widespread distribution (especially in temperate areas), and contains 20 species, most of which grow on dung.[2]

Selected species[edit]

Note : this list is not complete.

Ascophanus bresadolae Boud.
Ascophanus cinerellus (P. Karst.) Speg.
Ascophanus coemansii Boud.
Ascophanus consociatus (Berk. & Broome) W. Phillips
Ascophanus globosopulvinatus (Crossl.) Boud. ex Ramsb.
Ascophanus glumarum (Desm.) Boud.
Ascophanus minutellus (P. Karst.) P. Karst.
Ascophanus minutissimus Boud.
Ascophanus subfuscus (P. Crouan & H. Crouan) Boud.

List source :[3]


  1. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet. Chicago, USA: The Field Museum, Department of Botany. 13: 1–58. Archived from the original on 2009-03-18.
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford: CABI. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.
  3. ^ The Biodiversity Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (eds.) (2008). "Search results for "ascophanus"". Beijing, China: Catalogue of Life China: 2008 Annual Checklist China . Retrieved January 28, 2009.[permanent dead link]

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