Synonym and Classification Data for Fugomyces spp.

This genus is a basidiomycetous mould.

Species in this genus

  • Fugomyces cyanescensNotes: The fungus has been long treated as Sporothrix cyanescens, but the genus Sporothrix is restricted to species that are ascomycetes and Fugomyces cyanescens is a basidiomycete. In 1987, this fungus was transferred as Cerinosterus cyanescens to a new genus established for Cerinosterus luteoalba (Moore RT. Micromorphology of yeasts and yeast-like fungi and its taxonomic implications. Stud. Mycol. 30:203-206, 1987). Later, phylogenic analysis and other characters indicated that C. cyanescens was substantially different from the type species for the genus Cerinosterus. Taxonomic and phylogenic analysis at that time indicated that there was no genus available for the species, that is, a new genus would need to be created. To resolve this problem, Sigler established the new genus Fugomyces and renamed the fungus Fugomyces cyanescens (Sigler L & Verweij PE. Aspergillus, Fusarium, and other opportunistic moniliaceous fungi in Murray PR et al.(eds). Manual of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 2, pp.1726-1760, ASM Press, Washington, DC, 2003). This proposal neatly resolves the confusion as to what the fungus should be called.

    Cerinosterus cyanescens is a synonym of this species.
    Sporothrix cyanescens is an obsolete synonym of this species.