Fungalpedia – Note 161 Cervichlamydospora


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

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

Classification: Fossil fungi

Index FungorumMycoBank, Fig. 1

The monotypic genus, Cervichlamydospora, was described by Karet al. (2010) from the Bhuban Formation (Early Miocene, 23–16 mya) of Tlangsam, Mizoram, India with the following diagnosis “Chlamydospores subcircular, dark brown-black, originate from neck of hyphae; solitary, 14–24 × 12–22 μm, many hyphae adhere together at base, branch out laterally at tip; hyphae wall laevigategranulose, grana up to 1 μm thick, sparsely placed.”

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



Figure 1 – Cervichlamydospora nigra. Bar = 10 μm (redrawn from Kar, Mandaokar & Kar 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. SaxenaBirbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India


Edited by Kevin D. Hyde