Higher classification Herpotrichiellaceae
Scientific name Phialophora
|Similar Phialophora verrucosa, Fonsecaea, Exophiala, Fonsecaea pedrosoi, Rhinocladiella|
Phialophora is a form genus of fungus with short conidiophores, sometimes reduced to phialides; their conidia are unicellular. They may be parasites (including on humans), or saprophytic (including on apples).
Genetic analysis of Phialophora shows that it is a paraphyletic grouping.
The conidia are produced from a flask shaped phialide. Mature, spherical, to oval conidia are extruded from phialides and usually accumulate around it.