Phylum:Zygomycota >> Class: Zygomycetes >>  Order: Mucorales 
 BCRC Number 32472      
 Scientific Name: Mucor recurvus var. indica

Mucor recurvus Butler var. indica Baijal & Mehrotra, Sydowia 19: 207. 1965.

 Description: Colonies white, very dense, up to 2 mm in height, filling Petri dish at 20°C in 5 days; sporangiophores delicated, 5.0-8.8 μm in diam, branched monopodially, transitorily recurved when young, straight at maturity, some repeatedly branched, short, recurved side branches bearing sporangiola present when aging; sporangia globose, hyaline when young, yellow brown at maturity, 30-60 μm in diam, with diffluent or not diffluert spiny walls, 7.8-11.8 × 16.7-29.4 μm; columellae hyaline, applanate or conical, with yellowish granules, 12.5-18.8 × 15.0-22.5 μm; sporangiospores globose to broadly ellipsoidal, 6.9-14.7 × 10.8-17.6 μm (L/B=1.0-1.2); giant cells present; growth from 10℃ to 30°C, optimum growth temperature at 30°C, sporulation from 20°C℃ to 30°C.

BCRC 32472, from dung of frog, Taiwan, Taipei.

 Habitat: dung of frog

Taiwan, India.


Liou, GY et al. 1993.


C. Y. Chien and G. Y. Liou

 Note: This species can be recognized by having the sporangiophores which are at first bent, later erect and in having sporangiola with spiny walls present in aged cultures.