Fungalpedia – Note 188Dictyomykus (Fossil Fungi)


Dictyomykus R. Kar, Mand. & R.K. Kar.

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

Index Fungorum, Facesoffungi, MycoBankGenBank, Fig. 1

Classification: Fossil Ascomycota, Fungi

Kar et al. (2010) instituted Dictyomykus from the Bhuban Formation (Early Miocene, 23–16 mya) in Tlangsam, Mizoram, India. This genus is characterized by small conidiophores, closely placed to form a sporodochium like cluster. The conidia are elliptical, basal part narrowed than terminal, exhibit 4–8 branches, parallel, develop from a basal cell, laterally fused, multiseptate, septa margin not constricted, and incurved at the tip. The spore wall is laevigate (Kar et al. 2010). Only one species listed in Index Fungorum (2023) under this genus.

Type species: Dictyomykus ellipticus R. Kar, Mand. & R.K. Kar.



Figure 1 – Dictyomykus ellipticusScale 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


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