Fennellomyces

FENNELLOMYCES Benny & R. K. Benjamin, 1975 (Aliso 8:328); 4 spp. (Benny and Benjamin, 1975; Misra et al., 1979; Mirza et al., 1979).

Species of Fennellomyces produce sporangiophores that bear deliquescent-walled, apophysate sporangia with a subsporangial vesicle. This sporangiophore also forms a few to many apophysate, persistent-walled sporangia on straight to curved or twisted and contorted lateral branches. Zygospores have ornamented and pigmented zygosporangia and opposed suspensors.

Type species: F. linderi

Species of Fennellomyces:
F. gigacellularis J.H. Mirza, S. M. Khan, S. Begum & S. Shagufta, 1979 ( Mucorales of Pakistan, p. 135).
F. heterothallicus P.C. Misra, N.N. Gupta & K. Lata, 1979 (Mycotaxon 10:251).
F. linderi (Hesseltine & Fennell) Benny & Benjamin, 1975 (Aliso 8:328).
F. verticellatus J.H. Mirza, S. M. Khan, S. Begum & S. Shagufta, 1979 ( Mucorales of Pakistan, p. 136).

Four species are known (Benny and Benjamin 1975; Misra et al. 1975; Mirza et al 1979) but at least two more species remain to be described. Many isolates in culture collections should be studied.

Bibliography

Benny, G.L., and R. K. Benjamin. 1975. Observations on Thamnidiaceae (Mucorales). New taxa, new combinations, and notes on selected species. Aliso 8:301-351.

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

Misra, P.C., N. N. Gupta, and K. Lata. 1979. A new species of Fennellomyces (Mucorales). Mycotaxon 10:251-254.

Updated Oct 22, 2006