holomorph (noun, pl. holomorphs) – a fungus that is characterized both by sexual and asexual reproductive states. As a result on environmental changes, either anamorph (asexual, mitosporic) or teleomorph (sexual, meiosporic) may better be adapted to particular ecological conditions. Therefore, it can often be observed that one or several mitosporic (asexual) states alternate with one meiosporic (sexual) state during the life cycle of a fungus. However, some fungi entirely lack sexually reproducing states and are therefore referred to as ana-holomorphic. It is often difficult to elucidate which anamorph(s) and teleomorph belong to the same holomorph. Therefore, nomenclature currently allows that teleomorph and anamorph of the same holomorph are named independently.