Fungalpedia – Note 161, Cervichlamydospora (Fossil fungi)


Cervichlamydospora R. Kar, Mand. & R.K. Kar. 

Citation when using this data: Saxena RK & Hyde KD. 2024 (in prep) – Fungalpedia, Fossil Fungi. 

Index Fungorum, Facesoffungi, MycoBankGenBank, Fig. 1

ClassificationPhragmosporae, Fossil Ascomycota, Fungi

The monotypic genus Cervichlamydospora was described by Kar et al. (2010) from the Bhuban Formation (Early Miocene, 23–16 mya) in Tlangsam, Mizoram, India, with the following diagnosis: Chlamydospores are subcircular and dark brown-black, originate from neck of hyphae. They are solitary, and many hyphae adhere together at base, branch out laterally at tip. The hyphae wall is laevigategranulose, with grana up to 1 μm thick and sparsely placed. Only one species listed in Index Fungorum (2023) under this genus.

Type species: Cervichlamydospora nigra R. Kar, Mand. & R.K. Kar.



Figure 1 – Cervichlamydospora nigra. Scale bar = 10 μm. Redrawn from Kar et al. (2010).



Kar R, Mandaokar BD, Kar RK. 2010 – Fungal taxa from the Miocene sediments of Mizoram, northeast India. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 158, 240–249.


Entry by

Ramesh K. Saxena, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India


(Edited by Kevin D. Hyde & Achala R. Rathnayaka)