Phylum:Zygomycota >> Class: Zygomycetes >>  Order: Mucorales 
 BCRC Number 32478     32488      
 Scientific Name: Mucor flavus

Mucor flavus Bainier, Bull. Soc. Mycol. Fr. 19:157. 1903.

 Description: Colonies olive-buff, up to 26 mm in height, 60 mm in diam at 20°C in 5 days; sporangiophores 10.0-30.0 μm in diam, constricted next to sporangium, branched monopodially or sympodially, very short sporangiophores may arise from the substrate; sporangia globose, gray when young, gray-brown at maturity, 120-210 μm in diam, with deliquescent spiny walls; columellae subglobose to ellipsoidal, 32.5-75.0 × 37.5-105.0 μm, with brownish contents and small collars; sporangiospores ellipsoidal to cylindrical, 2.9-7.8 × 9.8-14.7 μm (L/B=1.4-2.6); growth and sporulation from 5°C to 35°C, optimum temperature at 25°C.

BCRC 32478, from soil, Taiwan, Taipei; BCRC 32488, from Taiwan.

 Habitat: soil, forest litter, dung of roe, dung of mouse, dung of wood mouse, dung of peacock, bone of Talpa europaea.

Russia, Chile, Netherlands, Germany, Ukraine, India, USA, Antarctica, Belgium, Austria, Finland, Czechoslovakia, England, Taiwan.


Liou, GY et al. 1993; Schipper, MAA 1975


C. Y. Chien and G. Y. Liou

 Note: This species is distingushed by its ellipsoidal sporangiospores and 7μm in length.