Absidia ramosa   (Lindt) Lendner,  1908 (Marine Fungus)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Zygomycetes

Color: Colonies are pure white at first turning very light greyish at maturity due to the production of sporangia. Colony reverse colorless.

Colonies are fast growing, strongly floccose. Sporangiophores upto about 5 mm in length and 1.6-14.4 µ in width, branched in whorled or irregular manner. Sporangia spherical with a diffluent wall, columellate, with a pronounced apophysis, terminal sporangia generally 74.7-166.0 µ. lateral sporangia generally 24.9-91.3 µ. Columellae variously shaped, frequently with one or few teeth-like processes, those of the terminal sporangia 16.0-48.0 µ × 27.2-60.8 µ, of lateral sporangia 4.8-24.0 µ × 8.0-27.2 µ. Spores hyaline, smooth, sub-globose to oval to somewhat elongated, 2.4-4.8 µ x 1.6-3.2 µ. Rhizoids and stolons well developed.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Kagh Island INDIA (Record: 12/1960-01/1961)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 06/2007)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rai, JN; Tewari, JP and Mukerji, KG (1966) Mycoflora of mangrove mud Mycopathologia Springer 38(1-2) 17-31 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02051672
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Kandikere, RS (2009) Fungal diversity of Pichavaram mangroves, southeast coast of India Nature and Science Marsland Press 7(5) 67-75 Available at - http://www.sciencepub.net/nature/0705/09_0766_sridhar_Text_ns0705.pdf

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