Fungalpedia – Note 164 Chlamydosporites
Citation when using this data: Saxena RK & Hyde KD in prep – Fungalpedia, Fossil Fungi. Mycosphere.
Classification: Ustilaginales, Basidiomycota
The monotypic genus Chlamydosporites was proposed by Paradkar (1975) from Deccan Intertrappean Series (?Late Cretaceous, 100–66 mya) of Mohgaon Kalan, Chhindwara District, Madhya Pradesh, India. Chlamydosporites is characterized by mycelium of profusely branched hyphae, septate (septa 4-6 μm broad), hyphae branched with haustoria, chlamydospores with thick reticulate walls.
Type species: Chlamydosporites gramineus Paradkar
Figure 1 – Chlamydosporites gramineus. A. Reticulate chlamydospore; B, C. Mycelium and hyphae with haustoria and chlamydospores. Bar = 50 μm (redrawn from Paradkar 1975)
Paradkar SA. 1975 – On a new monocot axis with pathogenic fungi from the Deccan Intertrappean Beds of India. Geophytology 5(1), 94–97.
Ramesh K. Saxena, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India
Edited by Kevin D. Hyde