PROTOMYCOCLADUS Schipper & Samson, 1994 (Mycotaxon 50:487); 1 sp. (Schipper and Samson, 1994—illus.).

Sporangiophores arise directly from the substrate, sympodially branched, terminating in multispored sporangia that are columellate, apophysate, obpiriform, and with a deliquescent wall. Zygospores with an ornamented zygosporangial wall and opposed more or less equal suspensors; homothallic (Schipper and Samson, 1994).

Type species: P. faisalabadensis

Species of Protomycocladus:
P. faisalabadensis (Mirza, Khan, Begum & Shagufta) Schipper & Samson, 1994 (Mycotaxon 50:487).

Protomycocladus was originally described as a species of Mucor (Mirza et al., 1979). It is only known from the original isolate.


Mirza, J. H., S. M. Khan, S. Begum, and S. Shagufta. 1979. Mucorales of Pakistan. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. 183 p.

Schipper, M.A.A., and R.A. Samson. 1994. Miscellaneous notes on Mucoraceae, Mycotaxon 50:475-491.

Updated Mar 13, 2005