Pochonia

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Pochonia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subdivision: Pezizomycotina
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Hypocreales
Family: Clavicipitaceae
Genus: Pochonia

Pochonia is a genus of fungi within the order Hypocreales and is described as anamorphic Metacordyceps; eight species are described.[1] Previously placed in the genus Verticillium, these fungi are known to be pathogenic to nematodes and are being developed and commercialized as biological pesticides.[2]

The IndexFungorum records the following species:

  • Pochonia bulbillosa (W. Gams & Malla) Zare & W. Gams 2001,
  • Pochonia chlamydosporia (Goddard) Zare & W. Gams 2001,
    • Pochonia chlamydosporia var. catenulata (Kamyschko ex G.L. Barron & Onions) Zare & W. Gams 2001,
    • Pochonia chlamydosporia var. chlamydosporia (Goddard) Zare & W. Gams 2001,
  • Pochonia globispora Zare & W. Gams 2007,
  • Pochonia goniodes (Drechsler) Zare & W. Gams 2001,
  • Pochonia humicola Bat. & O.M. Fonseca 1965,
  • Pochonia microbactrospora W. Gams & Zare 2001,
  • Pochonia parasitica (G.L. Barron) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora 2007,
  • Pochonia rubescens Zare, W. Gams & López-Llorca 2001,
  • Pochonia suchlasporia (W. Gams & Dackman) Zare & W. Gams 2001,
    • Pochonia suchlasporia var. catenata (W. Gams & Dackman) Zare & W. Gams 2001,
    • Pochonia suchlasporia var. suchlasporia (W. Gams & Dackman) Zare & W. Gams 2001.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford: CABI. p. 150. ISBN 0-85199-826-7. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. Retrieved December 11, 2010.