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Villosiclava virens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Hypocreales
Family: Clavicipitaceae
Genus: Villosiclava
E. Tanaka & C. Tanaka
Type species
Villosiclava virens
E. Tanaka & C. Tanaka

Villosiclava is a genus of fungus in the Clavicipitaceae family. This is a monotypic genus, containing the single species Villosiclava virens. Villosiclava virens, also known by the name of its anamorph Ustilaginoidea virens, is a rice pathogen which causes the false smut disease.[1]


  1. ^ E. Tanaka, T. Ashizawa, R. Sonoda and C. Tanaka. Villosiclava virens gen. nov., comb. nov., teleomorph of Ustilaginoidea virens, the causal agent of rice false smut. Mycotaxon 106: 491-501. 2008.