Fungalpedia – Note 78 Aphelidiales


Aphelidiales Tedersoo, Sánchez-Ramírez, Kõljalg, Bahram, Döring, Schigel, T. May, M. Ryberg & Abarenkov

Citation when using this entryWijayawardene et al., in prep – Fungalpedia, taxa of the basal fungi and fungus-like organisms. Mycosphere.

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Aphelidiales (Aphelidiomycetes, Aphelidiomycota) was introduced within Holomycota in the Kingdom Fungi based on phylogenies and divergence time estimates (Tedersoo et al. 2018). Aphelidiales belongs to subkingdom Aphelidiomyceta, phylum Aphelidiomycota (= Aphelida), subphylum Aphelidiomycotina, in class Aphelidiomycetes (= Aphelidea) (Gromov et al. 2000, Tedersoo et al. 2018). The order contains one family Aphelidiaceae (= Aphelididae), comprising four genera (Aphelidium, Paraphelidium, Amoeboaphelidium, Pseudaphelidium) Thirteen Aphelidium species are listed in Index Fungorum (2023). The morphology diagnosis of Aphelidiales was mentioned in Tedersoo et al. (2018)Gromov (2000) and Karpov et al. (2014).

Type genus: Aphelidium Zopf



Gromov BV. 2000  Algal parasites of the genera AphelidiumAmoeboaphelidium and Pseudoaphelidium from the Cienkovski’s ‘‘Monadea’’ group as representatives of a new class. Zool Zh 7917–525 (in Russian).

Tedersoo L, Sánchez-Ramírez S, Kõljalg U, Bahram M. et al. 2018 – High-level classification of the Fungi and a tool for evolutionary ecological analyses. Fungal Diversity 90, 135–159.

Karpov SA, Mamkaeva MA, Aleoshin VV, Nassonova E et al. 2014 – Morphology, phylogeny, and ecology of the aphelids (AphelideaOpisthokonta) and proposal for the new superphylum Opisthosporidia. Frontiers in Microbiology 5112.


Entry by

Norphanphoun C, Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand and Mushroom Research Foundation, 128 M.3 Ban Pa Deng T. Pa Pae, A. Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai 50150, Thailand


(Edited by Kevin D. Hyde)