Myrmecridiales Crous, Persoonia

Index Fungorum number: IF 812460

Myrmecridiales was established to accommodate Myrmecridium which was previously placed in Hypocreomycetidae, genera incertae sedis (Crous et al. 2015, Maharachchikumbura et al. 2016). Another genus Neomyrmecridium was later included in the order in a strongly supported clade with Myrmecridium (Crous et al. 2018) and this is confirmed in this study. The divergence time for Myrmecridiales is estimated as 113 MYA. Currently there are two families and three genera in this order.


Hyde KD, Norphanphoun C, Maharachchikumbura SSN, Bhat DJ et al. (2020) Refined families of Sordariomycetes: Mycosphere 11, 305–1059.

Crous PW, Carris LM, Giraldo A, Groenewald JZ et al. (2015) The genera of fungi-fixing the application of the type species of generic names–G 2: Allantophomopsis, Latorua, Macrodiplodiopsis, Macrohilum, Milospium, Protostegia, Pyricularia, Robillarda, Rotula, Septoriella, Torula, and Wojnowicia. IMA Fungus 6, 163–198

Crous PW, Luangsa-Ard JJ, Wingfield M, Carnegie AJ et al. (2018) Fungal Planet description sheets: Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi 41, 238–417.

Maharachchikumbura SSN, Hyde KD, Jones EBG, McKenzie EHC et al. (2016) Families of Sordariomycetes. Fungal Diversity 79, 1–317.



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