ORBILIALES order

The Orbiliaceae are a family of saprobic sac fungi in the order Orbiliales. The family contains 288 species in 12 genera distributed primarily in temperate regions. Some species in the Orbiliaceae are carnivorous fungi. They have evolved various methods to trap, penetrate and digest the internal contents of nematodes. Click on photo to see an enlarged version. Click on the Orbiliaceae family below to see the representative fungus.