Fungalpedia – Note 164 Chlamydosporites


Chlamydosporites Paradkar

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

Classification: Ustilaginales, Basidiomycota

Index Fungorum, MycoBank

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.


Entry by

Ramesh K. SaxenaBirbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India


Edited by Kevin D. Hyde