Fungalpedia – Note 241Stauromyca (Fossil Fungi)


Stauromyca R. Kar, Mand. & R.K. Kar.

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

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Classification: Incertae sedis, Fossil Ascomycota, Fungi.

The monotypic fossil genus Stauromyca was described by Kar et al. (2010) in the Bhuban Formation (Miocene, 23–5 mya) of Tlangsam, Mizoram, India. This genus includes hyphomycetaceous fungi with long, tubular, septate, and straight-to-bent conidiophores. Conidia are solitary, globular-triangular, folded, and generally four-armed. The basal cells are septate and swollen at the base. Arms are variable in length, mostly nonseptate, tubular, and light brown. The wall is less than 1 μm thick, laevigate.

Type species: Stauromyca radiata Kar et al. 2010.



Figure 59 – Stauromyca radiata. Scale 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 & Palynology 158, 240–249.


Entry by

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


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