Fungalpedia – Note 238, Mohgaonidium (Fossil Fungi)

Mohgaonidium Singhai 1974.

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

Index Fungorum, Facesoffungi, MycoBank, GenBank, Fig. 1

ClassificationSphaeropsidalesDothideomycetes, Fossil Ascomycota

            Singhai (1974) instituted the monotypic fossil genus Mohgaonidium from the Deccan Intertrappean Beds (Maastrichtian, 7266 mya) of Mohgaon Kalan, Chhindwara District, Madhya Pradesh, India. The genus is characterized by small (5696 × 5272 μm), brown, thick walled and ostiolate pycnidia; oval or more or less globose; conidia small (3× 56 μm), faintly brown, 1-celled, ovoid or ellipsoidal; conidiophores short (58 μm) and simple.

Type species: Mohgaonidium deccanii Singhai 1974.

Figure 1  Mohgaonidium deccaniScale bar = 50 μm. Redrawn from Singhai (1974). 


Singhai LC. 1974 – Fossil fungi from the Deccan Intertrappean beds of Madhya Pradesh, India. Journal of Biological Sciences 17, 92–102.

Entry by

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

(Edited by Kevin D. Hyde, Samaneh Chaharmiri-Dokhaharani, & Achala R. Rathnayaka)