Fungalpedia – Note 164Chlamydosporites (Fossil Fungi)


Chlamydosporites Paradkar.

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

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Classification: Ustilaginales, Fossil Basidiomycota, Fungi 

The monotypic genus Chlamydosporites was proposed by Paradkar (1975) from the Deccan Intertrappean Series (Late Cretaceous, 100–66 mya) of Mohgaon Kalan, Chhindwara District, Madhya Pradesh, India. Chlamydosporites is characterized by a mycelium of profusely branched, septate hyphae (with septa 4-6 μm broad). The hyphae branched with haustoria, chlamydospores with thick reticulate wall. Only one species listed in Index Fungorum (2023) under this genus.

Type species: Chlamydosporites gramineus Paradkar.



Figure 1 – Chlamydosporites gramineus. a Reticulate chlamydospore, b, c Mycelium and hyphae with haustoria and chlamydospores. Scale 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.


Entry by

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


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