MYCOËMELIA Y Kurihara, Degawa & Tokumasu, 2004 (Mycological Research 108:1143); 1 sp. (Kurihara et al., 2004).

Sporangiophores septate, simple or branched, erect or ascending, spores formed on a small vesicle at the tip of each fertile branch. Sporocladia long amphora-shaped, several arising from each fertile vesicle. Merosporangia unispored, more or less naviculate, several formed on the apex of each sporocladium; covered by a droplet when mature. Zygospores more less globose, wall verrucose, brownish; suspensors undifferentiated.

Type species: M. scoparia

Species of Mycoëmilia:
M. scoparia Kurihara, Degawa & Tokumasu, 2004 (Mycological Research 108:1144).

Mycoëmilia scoparia was isolated from soil containing dead pill bugs, Armadillidium vulgare (Latrelle). This fungus grows and sporulates well on several nutrient media. Septa and plugs are of the kickxellalean type. Mycoëmilia is similar to Spiromyces in zygospore morphology and its lack of pseudophilides; it differs, however, in having spores that are wet when mature. Mycoëmilia scoparia is known only from its initial description (Kurihara et al., 2004).


Kurihara, Y., Y. Degawa, and S. Tokumasu. 2004. Two novel kickxellalean fungi, Mycoëmilia scoparia gen. nov. and Ramicandelaber brevisporus sp. nov. Mycol. Res. 108:1143-1152.

Updated Feb 26, 2007