A mitosporic Ophiostomataceae fungal genus, whose species Sporothrix schenckii is a well-known animal pathogen. The conidia of this soil fungus may be inhaled causing a primary lung infection, or may infect independently via skin punctures.
A genus of fungi of the family Mucedineae, some species of which give rise to various forms of sporotrichosis; the species described are S. beurmanni, S. dori, S. indicum, and S. schenkii.
A genus of fungi, of the order Hyphomycetes, with a slender mycelium growing on the ordinary culture media. Such species as S. Beurmanni and S. indicum cause nodular lesions resembling tubercles in man, and S. Schenkii causes Schenk's sporotrichosis. [Gr.]