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Fungal Names and Synonyms
Fungal Names and Synonyms
Indexed By Genus


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On these pages, we provide an index to current and obsolete fungus names. This version of the index is organized by genus name--we separately provide a version organized by species name. Start with the portion of the name you currently have and follow the links to learn about its current names and synonyms. Clicking on the genus name will take you to a page showing the various synonyms of its associated species. Along with each genus, you will also find indications of its current status as legal fungal name, its form classification (mould or yeast), its sexual group (Ascomycete, Basidiomycete, Zygomycete, or Fungi Imperfecti), whether it is usually considered to be dematiaceous or a dermatophyte, and a link to our detailed mycology page for this fungus (if available). If these terms are unfamiliar, please to refer to our notes on fungal nomenclature and taxonomy. A list of additional resources can be found at the bottom of this page.

Genus Name Associated Genera
A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z
Ramichloridium
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti, dematiaceous)
 
Rhinocladiella
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti, dematiaceous)
 
Rhinocladium
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti)
 
Rhinosporidium
     (Other)
 
Rhinotrichum (Obsolete, nom. dub.)
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti)
 
Rhizoctonia
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti)
 
Rhizomucor
     (Mould, Zygomycetes) (details)
 
Rhizopus
     (Mould, Zygomycetes) (details)
 
Rhodosporidium
     (Yeast, Basidiomycetes)
 
Rhodotorula
     (Yeast, Basidiomycetes) (details)
 
Rollandina
     (Mould, Ascomycetes)
 
Rosellinia
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti, dematiaceous)
This genus is a teleomorph of Nodulisporium
A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z
Saccharomyces
     (Yeast, Ascomycetes) (details)
 
Sadouraudites (Obsolete)
     (Mould, Fungi Imperfecti)
 
Sagrahamala
     (Mould, Fungi Imperfecti)
 
Saksenaea
     (Mould, Zygomycetes)
 
Sarcinomyces
     (Yeast, Fungi imperfecti, dematiaceous)
 
Sarcinosporon
     (Yeast, Ascomycetes)
 
Sartorya (Obsolete, nom. dub.)
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti)
 
Scedosporium
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti) (details)
 
Scheleobrachea (Obsolete)
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti, dematiaceous)
This obsolete genus is a synonym of Pithomyces
Schizophyllum
     (Mould, Basidiomycetes)
 
Sclerophomella (Obsolete)
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti, dematiaceous)
This obsolete genus is a synonym of Phoma
Scolecobasidium
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti, dematiaceous)
 
Scopulariopsis
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti) (details)
Masoniella is an obsolete synonym of this genus
Scytalidium
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti, dematiaceous)
 
Sepedonium
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti) (details)
 
Septobasidium
     (Yeast, Basidiomycetes)
Glenospora is an obsolete synonym of this genus
Setosphaeria
     (Mould, Ascomycetes)
 
Spegazzinia
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti)
 
Sphaeropsis
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti)
 
Spicaria (Obsolete, nom. conf.)
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti)
 
Sporendonema
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti)
 
Sporidesmium
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti, dematiaceous)
 
Sporidiobolus
     (Yeast, Basidiomycetes)
 
Sporobolomyces
     (Yeast, Basidiomycetes) (details)
 
Sporothrix
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti) (details)
 
Sporotrichella (Obsolete)
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti)
This obsolete genus is a synonym of Fusarium
Sporotrichum
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti) (details)
 
Stachybotrys
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti, dematiaceous)
 
Starkeyomyces (Obsolete)
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti)
This obsolete genus is a synonym of Myrothecium
Stemphylium
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti, dematiaceous) (details)
Pleospora is a teleomorph of this genus
Stenella
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti)
 
Stephanoascus
     (Yeast, Ascomycetes)
 
Stephanosporium
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti, dematiaceous)
 
Sterigmatocystis (Obsolete)
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti)
This obsolete genus is a synonym of Aspergillus
Streptomyces
     (Mould, Fungi Imperfecti) (details)
 
Streptothrix
     (Mould, Fungi Imperfecti, dematiaceous)
 
Stysanus (Obsolete)
     (Mould, Fungi imperfecti, dematiaceous)
This obsolete genus is a synonym of Cephalotrichum
Sydowia
     (Mould, Ascomycetes)
 
Syncephalastrum
     (Mould, Zygomycetes) (details)
 
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The database includes 1640 species (594 of which are obsolete) from 418 genera.


If you don't find what you are looking for here, you might also want to try these online resources:
We also like these books very much:

Atlas of Clinical Fungi, 2nd Edition
G. S. de Hoog, J. Guarro, J. Gené, M. J. Figueras
Centralbureau voor Schimmelcultures / Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 2000.
Contacts for purchasing: Website, Email: Library@cbs.knaw.nl

Ainsworth & Bisby's Dictionary of the Fungi, 8th Edition, published 1995 by CAB International
Contacts for purchasing: Email: cabi-nao@cabi.org or cabi@cabi.org
FAX: 1-212-686-7993
voice: 212-726-6490

The Yeasts, A Taxonomic Study, 4th Ed
CP Kurtzman and JW Fell
Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2000
Contacts for purchasing: Amazon.com or similar. ISBN: 0444813128





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