TABLE 1.

Comparison of taxonomic features of Pseudallescheria boydii and Scedosporium prolificans

Taxonomists (yr)KingdomPhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpeciesSynonymy
Saccardo (1911), Castellani and Chalmers (1919) Fungi Ascomycota Euascomycetes Microascales Microascaceae Scedosporium Scedosporium apiospermum (anamorph of P. boydii) Monosporium apiospermum (Saccardo 1911), Monosporium sclerotiale (Pepere 1914), Indiella americana (Delamere et Gatti 1929), Acremoniella lutzi (Leao et Lobo 1940), Polycytella hominis (Borman 2006)
Negroni and Fischer (1943); McGinnis, Padhye, and Ajello (1981) Fungi Ascomycota Euascomycetes Microascales Microascaceae Pseudallescheria Pseudallescheria boydii (teleomorph of S. apiospermum) Allescheria boydii (Shear 1922), Pseudallescheria sheari (Negroni et Fischer 1943), Petriellidium malloch (McGinnis 1970), Petriellidium boydii [(Shear) Malloch, 1970]; from http://www.Mycobank.org/MycoTaxo.aspx , Allescheria boydii (Shear), Glenospora graphii (Vuillemin), Petriellidium boydii (Shear) Malloch, Pseudallescheria shearii (Negroni et Fischer), Raffaelea castellanii (Pinoy in Castellani) de Hoog, Sporocybe chartoikoon (Beyerinck)
Malloch and Salkin (1984), Gueho and de Hoog (1991) Fungi Ascomycota Euascomycetes Microascales Microascaceae Microascaceae Scedosporium prolificans Scedosporium inflatum (Malloch et Salkin 1984)