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Cordyceps capitata.jpg
Tolypocladium capitatum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
(unranked): Sordariomyceta
Class: Sordariomycetes
Subclass: Hypocreomycetidae
Order: Hypocreales
Lindau (1897)

Ophiocordycipitaceae Stachybotryaceae

The Hypocreales are an order of fungi within the class Sordariomycetes. In 2008, it was estimated that it contained some 237 genera, and 2647 species in seven families.[1] Since then, a considerable number of further taxa have been identified, including an additional family, the Stachybotryaceae.[2]

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.[3]


  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 332. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.
  2. ^ L Lombard, J Houbraken, C Decock, RA Samson, M Meijer, M Réblová, JZ Groenewald, PW Crous (2016) Generic hyper-diversity in Stachybotriaceae Persoonia 36: 156-246
  3. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007" (PDF). Myconet. 13: 1–58. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  4. ^ a b Poinar GO, 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.

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