Cordyceps (genus - entomopathogens)
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Cordyceps (entomopathogens) Fr. 1818
This genus of entomopathogenic fungi is widely distributed and includes around 15 species. They are well known for their club-shaped sexual fruiting bodies, growing out of the bodies of infected, dead insects.
Many species of Cordyceps have been previously classified under the genus Isaria. However, in a taxonomic revision, Kepler et al. (2017) proposed the "rejection of Isaria in favour of Cordyceps owing to the confusion surrounding the application of Isaria".
Type species: Cordyceps militaris
For a taxonomic review of this genus see Kepler et al. (2017).
Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: