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Fungal Names and Synonyms
Fungal Names and Synonyms
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On these pages and subpages, we provide an index to current and obsolete fungus names. This version of the index is organized by species name--we separately provide a version that is organized by genus name. In this version of the index, the designation "(obsolete)" indicates that the given species name is obsolete in the context of this genus. The genus name itself is not necessarily obsolete.

Genus Name Associated Genera
macerans Cryptococcus
mackenziei Ramichloridium
mackinnonii Pyrenochaeta
macrosporoideum Stemphylium
madurae Cephalosporium (obsolete)
maganishii Pichia
magnoliae Candida
magnus Cryptococcus
malacitensis Saccharomyces (obsolete)
malassezi Cryptococcus (obsolete)
mali var. faecalis Endomycopsis (obsolete)
maltosa Candida
manchurica Torulaspora (obsolete)
mandshuricus Mucor (obsolete)
mangiferae Dothiorella, Nattrassia
manginii Microascus, Nephrospora (obsolete)
mannitica Torulopsis (obsolete)
mansonii Aureobasidium (obsolete), Cladosporium (obsolete), Dematium (obsolete), Exophiala, Foxia (obsolete), Malassezia (obsolete), Microsporum (obsolete), Rhinocladiella (obsolete), Torula (obsolete)
maramus Debaryomyces
marina Rhodotorula
marinus Cryptococcus
maris Candida
maritima Candida
marneffei Penicillium
marquandii Paecilomyces
marxianus Kluyveromyces
masonii Zygosporium
matritense Rhodotorula (obsolete)
maydicus Pithomyces (obsolete)
maydis Rhizopus (obsolete), Ustilago
mazzai Pseudococcidioides (obsolete)
mcginnisii Exserohilum
media Pichia
megninii Trichophyton
melanospora Scopulariopsis (obsolete)
meleagrinum Penicillium (obsolete)
melibiosi Candida (obsolete)
melibiosica Candida
melissophilus Debaryomyces
mellis Saccharomyces (obsolete), Zygosaccharomyces
membranifaciens Candida, Pichia
mena Cryptococcus (obsolete), Torulopsis (obsolete)
meningitidis Cryptococcus (obsolete)
mentagrophytes Trichophyton
mentagrophytes var. erinacei Trichophyton
mentagrophytes var. interdigitale Trichophyton
mentagrophytes var. mentagrophytes Trichophyton
mentagrophytes var. nodulare Trichophyton
mentagrophytes var. quinckeanum Trichophyton
merdarium Chrysosporium
meristosporus Basidiobolus (obsolete)
mesenterica Candida
metaeuropea Glenospora (obsolete)
methanolica Pichia
methanosorbosa Candida
methylivoria Pichia
mexicana Pichia
meyerae Pichia
micaceus Coprinus
microellipsoides Saccharomyces (obsolete), Torulaspora (obsolete), Zygosaccharomyces
microsperma Margarinomyces (obsolete)
microspora Briosia (obsolete)
microsporus Rhizopus
microsporus var. microsporus Rhizopus
microsporus var. oligosporus Rhizopus
microsporus var. rhizopodiformis Rhizopus
miehei Rhizomucor
milleri Candida
minima Humicola (obsolete)
minuta Pichia, Rhodotorula
minutella Phoma
minutispora Phoma
mississippiensis Pichia
modesta Cladophialophora
mogii Candida
moniliae Exophiala
moniliforme Fusarium
moniliforme var. intermedium Fusarium (obsolete)
monospora Ambrosiozyma
montana Candida
montanus Saccharomyces (obsolete)
mrakii Saccharomyces (obsolete), Torulaspora (obsolete), Zygosaccharomyces
mucilaginosa Rhodotorula, Torula (obsolete), Torulopsis (obsolete)
mucilaginosa var. carbonei Rhodotorula (obsolete), Torulopsis (obsolete)
mucilaginosa var. kentuckyi Rhodotorula (obsolete)
mucilaginosa var. pararosea Rhodotorula (obsolete), Torulopsis (obsolete)
mucilaginosa var. plicata Rhodotorula (obsolete), Torulopsis (obsolete)
mucilaginosa var. sanguinea Rhodotorula (obsolete)
mucoides Trichosporon
multigemmis Candida
multisporum Rhinotrichum (obsolete)
murorum Acremonium, Gliomastix
musae Candida
muscae Entomophthora
muscorum Rhodotorula
mutabilis Lecythophora, Margarinomyces (obsolete), Phialophora (obsolete)
mycetomatis Madurella, Streptothrix (obsolete)

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:

Ainsworth & Bisby's Dictionary of the Fungi, 8th Edition, published 1995 by CAB International
Contacts for purchasing: Email: or
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: or similar. ISBN: 0444813128

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