Fungalpedia – Note 156 Axisporonites
Axisporonites Kalgutkar & Janson.
Citation when using this data: Saxena RK & Hyde KD in prep – Fungalpedia, Fossil Fungi. Mycosphere.
Classification: Fossil fungi
The monotypic fossil genus, Axisporonites, was instituted by Kalgutkar & Jansonius (2000) to accommodate Multicellaesporites indicus P. Kumar (1990) described from the Early-Middle Miocene (23–11.6 mya) sediments of Padappakkara, Quilon District, Kerala, South India. The fungal spores are medium-sized, inaperturate and tricellate; overall shape more or less elliptical; two polar cells smaller, triangular, with dark pigmentation and thicker walled than large, hyaline central cell; septa thicker than wall of central cell.
Type species: Axisporonites indicus (P. Kumar) Kalgutkar & Janson.
Basionym: Multicellaesporites indicus P. Kumar
Figure 1 – Axisporonites indicus. Scale bar = 10 μm (redrawn from Kumar 1990)
Kalgutkar RM, Jansonius J. 2000 – Synopsis of fungal spores, mycelia and fructifications. AASP Contribution Series 39, 1–423.
Ramesh K. Saxena, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India
Edited by Kevin D. Hyde