HALTEROMYCES Shipton & Schipper, 1975 (Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Ned. Tijdschr. Hyg. 41:337); 1 sp. (Shipton and Schipper, 1975).

Halteromyces is an Absidia-like fungus that forms dumbbell-shaped, columellate, multispored sporangia. Several simple sporangiophores arise verticellately from the subtending stolon; each sporangiophore is uniseptate. Zygospores are unknown (Shipton and Schipper, 1975).

Type species: H. radiatus

Species of Halteromyces:
H. radiatus Shipton & Schipper, 1975 (Antonie van Leeuwenhoek ned. Tijdschr. Hyg. 41:337).

O’Donnell (1979) also illustrated Halteromyces radiatus. This fungus is known only from the initial isolate.


O’Donnell, K.L. 1979. Zygomycetes in culture. Palfrey Contributions in Botany. No. 2. Department of Botany, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. 257 p.

Shipton, W.A., and M. A. A. Schipper. 1975. Halteromyces, a new genus in the Mucorales. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Ned. Tijdschr. Hyg. 41:337-342.

Updated Mar 14, 2005