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MUCORALES (an order of pin moulds)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

CUNNINGHAMELLACEAE Naumov ex R.K. Benj. (a family of pin moulds) Family 2 subtaxa  
Unidentified Cunninghamella (Unidentified Cunninghamella Pin Moulds)
Sporangiophore - side view
Gongronella butleri (Lendn.) Peyronel & Dal Vesco (a pin mould) Species   1 ident refs
MUCORACEAE Dumort. (a family of pin moulds)
Chaetocladium jonesii (a pin mould), eg: Chaetocladium jonesii (a pin mould) - Cluster of branches on sporangium Mucor (a genus of pinmoulds), eg: Unidentified Mucor (Unidentified Mucor Pinmoulds) - Sporangiophores Rhizopus (a genus of pin moulds), eg: Unidentified Rhizopus (Unidentified Rhizopus Pin Moulds) - Sporangiophores emerging through other moulds Syzygites megalocarpus (Toadstool Pin Mould), eg: Syzygites megalocarpus (Toadstool Pin Mould) - Sporangiophores
Family 16 subtaxa 18 ident refs
PHYCOMYCETACEAE Arx (a family of pin moulds) Family 3 subtaxa  
Phycomyces nitens (C. Agardh) Kunze (a pin mould)
On cat dung - colony
Spinellus Tiegh. (bonnet moulds)
Spinellus fusiger (Bonnet Mould), eg: Spinellus fusiger (Bonnet Mould) - Infected Mycena cap Unidentified Spinellus (Unidentified Bonnet Moulds), eg: Unidentified Spinellus (Unidentified Bonnet Moulds) - Infected cap - close-up
Genus 2 subtaxa 1 ident refs
PILOBOLACEAE Corda (a family of fungi) Family 2 subtaxa  
Pilobolus Tode (dung cannons)
Pilobolus crystallinus (Dung Cannon), eg: Pilobolus crystallinus var. kleinii (a dung cannon) - Sporangiophores Unidentified Pilobolus (Unidentified Dung Cannons), eg: Unidentified Pilobolus (Unidentified Dung Cannons) - Sporangiophore
Genus 2 subtaxa 1 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Kirk, P.M., 1984 A monograph of the Choanephoraceae
Naumov, N.A., 1939 Clés des Mucorinées
Zycha, H., Siepmann, R. & Linnemann, G., 1969 Mucorales eine Beschreibung aller Gattungen und Arten dieser Pilzgruppe

Dung fungi

Richardson, M.J. & Watling, R., 1997 (Difficult to see these on the dung as they tend to form a tangle of hyphae. They often require culturing for accurate identification.) Keys to Fungi on Dung

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 11 general literature references to MUCORALES (an order of pin moulds)

MUCORALES may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(pin moulds)
Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 104 feeding and other relationships of MUCORALES (an order of pin moulds)

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