Gilbertellaceae

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Zygomycota
Class: Mucoromycotina
Order: Mucorales
Family: Choanephoraceae
J.Schröt. (1894)
Type genus
Choanephora
Curr. (1873)
Genera

Blakeslea
Choanephora
Gilbertella
Poitrasia

Synonyms[1]

Gilbertellaceae Benny (1991)

The Choanephoraceae are a family of fungi in the order Mucorales. Members of this family are found mostly in the tropics or subtropics, and only rarely in temperate zones.[2] The family currently includes species formerly classified in the family Gilbertellaceae.

Description

In this family, the sporangia and sporangiola borne on separate and distinct sporangiophores. Zygospores are striate, and borne on apposed or tongue-like suspensors.

References

External links

  • Index Fungorum.