The Hypocreaceae are a family within the class Sordariomycetes. Species of Hypocreaceae are usually recognized by their brightly colored, perithecial ascomata, typically yellow, orange or red. The family was proposed by Giuseppe De Notaris in 1844.[1] According to the Dictionary of the Fungi (10th edition, 2008), the family has 22 genera and 454 species.[2]

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Hypomyces chrysospermus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Hypocreales
Family: Hypocreaceae
De Not. (1844)
Type genus
Fr. (1825)

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  1. ^ "Osservazione su alcuni generi e specie della tribu dei Pirenomiceti sferiacei". Giornale botanico Italiano (in Italian). 2: 38–55. 1844.
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 332. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.