Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Genera of Bionectriaceae, Hypocreaceae and Nectriaceae (Hypocreales, Ascomycetes).

Abstract

All available type specimens of the type species of the Hypocreales were examined. A total of 56 genera, including 6 newly described genera with 43 generic synonyms are accepted in 3 families, Bionectriaceae fam nov., Hypocreaceae and Nectriaceae. Neither the Niessliaceae nor the Clavicipitaceae are treated comprehensively. In the Niessliaceae, 14 genera with 2 generic synonyms are covered, and 6 genera with 1 generic synonym are included in the Clavicipitaceae. The remaining genera are excluded from the Hypocreales. Genera excluded from the Bionectriaceae, Hypocreaceae and Nectriaceae are described and illustrated. For each genus covered from the Hypocreales, the type species are fully described and documented. A key to species is presented unless a recent key to the species is available.