AN OVERVIEW OF TRICHOMYCETE SYSTEMATICS Compiled by J. K. Misra Updates by Robert W. Lichtwardt   Kingdom: FUNGI Phylum: ZYGOMYCOTA Class: TRICHOMYCETES

Following is a list of treated taxa formatted as an indented list of order, family, and genus.

To view images of genera, go to a genus description and click on the generic name.


Amoebidiales
    Amoebidiaceae
        Amoebidium
        Paramoebidium

Asellariales
    Asellariaceae
        Asellaria
        Baltomyces
        Orchesellaria

Eccrinales
    Eccrinaceae
        Alacrinella
        Arundinula
        Astreptonema
        Eccrinidus
        Eccrinoides
        Enterobryus
        Enteromyces
        Enteropogon
        Leidyomyces
        Paramacrinella
        Passalomyces
        Ramacrinella
        Taeniella
        Taeniellopsis
    Palavasciaceae
        Palavascia
    Parataeniellaceae
        Lajasiella
        Parataeniella

Harpellales

    Harpellaceae
        Carouxella
        Harpella
        Harpellomyces
        Stachylina
        Stachylinoides
    Legeriomycetaceae
        Allantomyces
        Austrosmittium
        Bojamyces
        Capniomyces
        Caudomyces
        Coleopteromyces
        Ejectosporus
        Furculomyces
        Gauthieromyces
        Genistelloides
        Genistellospora
        Glotzia
        Graminella
        Graminelloides
        Lancisporomyces
        Legerioides
        Legeriomyces
        Legeriosimilis
        Orphella
        Pennella

        Plecopteromyces

        Pseudoharpella

        Pteromaktron

        Simuliomyces
        Smittium
        Spartiella
        Stipella
        Trichozygospora
        Zygopolaris


AMOEBIDIALES Léger & Duboscq-Arch. Anat. Microscop. 25: 309-324, 1929

Thalli coenocytic, unbranched, attached to the exoskeleton or hindgut cuticle of aquatic Crustacea or Insecta. Holocarpic, amoeboid cells encyst and produce cystospores, in some elongate spores with rigid walls are also produced.


 ASELLARIALES   Manier ex Manier & Lichtwardt, 1978 (in Lichtwardt & Manier-Mycotaxon 7: 441-442, 1978 ( = Asellariales Manier, 1951, nom. nud. )

Thalli branched and septate, attached to the hindgut cuticle of host [Isopoda or Insecta (Collembola)] by variously shaped holdfast cells-the distinguishing feature of genera and species of the order. Asexually reproducing by means of arthrospores. Sexual reproduction not known.


 ECCRINALES   Léger & Duboscq-Arch. Anat. Microscop., 25: 309-324, 1929 sensu Manier & Lichtwardt-Ann. Sci., Bot., Ser. 12, 9: 519-532, 1968

Thalli coenocytic, unbranched, rarely branched at the base. Attached to hindgut or foregut of Diplopoda, Crustacea, or Insecta by a secreted holdfast. One or more types of sporangiospores are produced basipetally.



HARPELLALES  Lichtwardt & Manier-Mycotaxon 7: 441-442, 1978

Thalli branched or unbranched attached to the gut lining of aquatic larval insects or rarely isopods. Trichospores produced in basipetal succession. Zygospores biconical.

Last update: 24 January 2000; Comments & Suggestions: licht@ku.edu 

Note: Type specimens previously deposited at the University of Kansas are now deposited at FH (Farlow Herbarium, Harvard University).