Name Changes for Medical Fungi

Ongoing phylogenetic revisions to the classification of fungi has resulted in many name changes.  This list reflects some of the more recent name changes to medically important fungi, it is by no means complete.

New Revised Name Previous Names
Apiotricum domesticum Trichosporon domesticum
Apiotrichum loubieri Trichosporon loubieri
Apiotrichum mycotoxinivorans Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans
Arthroderma insingulae Trichophyton terrestre
Arthroderma uncinatum Trichophyton ajelloi
Clavispora lusitaniae Candida lusitaniae
Coniocharta hoffmannii Lecythophora hoffmannii
Phialophora hoffmannii
Curvularia australiensis Bipolaris australiensis
Curvularia hawaiiensis Bipolaris hawaiiensis
Curvularia spicifera Bipolaris spicifera
Cutaneotrichosporon cutaneum Trichosporon cutaneum
Cutaneotrichosporon mucoides Trichosporon mucoides
Cyberlindnera fabianii Candida fabianii
Debaryomyces hansenii Candida famata
Dipodascus geotrichum Geotrichum candidum
Diutina catenulata Candida catenulata
Diutina rugosa Candida rugosa
Kluyvereromyces marxianus Candida kefyr
Candida pseudotropicalis
Lasiodiplodia theobromae  Botryosphaeria rhodina
Botryodiplodia theobromae
Lichtheimia corymbifera Absidia corymbifera
Mycocladus corymbifera
Lomentospora prolificans Scedosporium prolificans
Lophophyton gallinae Microsporum gallinae
Trematosphaeria grisea Madurella grisea
Magnusiomyces capitatus Geotrichum capitatum
Meyerozyma guilliermondii Candida guilliermondii
Myrmecridium schulzeri Ramichloridium schulzeri
Nannizzia fulva Microsporum fulvum
Nannizzia gypsea Microsporum gypseum
Nannizzia nana Microsporum nanum
Nannizzia persicolor Microsporum persicolor
Naganishia albida Cryptococcus albidus
Neoscytalidium dimidiatum Hendersonula toruloidea
Scytalidium dimidiatum
Scytalidium hyalinum
Papiliotrema laurentii Cryptococcus laurentii
Paraphyton cookei Microsporum cookei
Pichia kudriavzevii Candida krusei
Pichia norvegensis Candida norvegensis
Pleurostoma richardsiae Pleurostomophora richardsiae
Phialophora  richardsiae
Purpureocillium lilacinum Paecilomyces lilacinus
Quambalaria cyanescens Sporothrix cyanescens
Cerinosterus cyanescens
Rhinocladiella mackenziei Ramichloridium mackenziei
Saprochaete clavata Geotrichum clavatum
Sarocladium strictum Acremonium strictum
Scedosporium boydii Pseudallescheria boydii
Talaromyces marneffei Penicillium marneffei
Torulaspora delbrueckii Candida colliculosa
Verruconis gallopava Ochroconis gallopava
Wickerhamomyces anomalus Candida pelliculosa
Yarrowia lipolytica Candida lipolytica