Check List 16(3): 743-747, doi: 10.15560/16.3.743
Mucor variicolumellatus L. Wagner & G. Walther (Mucorales, Mucoromycota): a first record for the Neotropics
expand article infoCarlos Alberto Fragoso de Souza, Diogo Xavier Lima§, Diogo Paes da Costa, Catarina Letícia Ferreira de Lima§, Erika Valente de Medeiros, André Luiz Cabral Monteiro de Azevedo Santiago§
‡ Programa de Pós-Graduação em Produção Agrícola, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco., Garanhuns, Brazil§ Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia de Fungos, Departamento de Micologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco., Recife, Brazil
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Two specimens of Mucor variicolumellatus L. Wagner & G. Walther were isolated from soil samples collected in an upland rainforest area located in Pernambuco state, Brazil. Their identity were confirmed by morphophysiology and ITS rDNA sequence analysis. Both specimens are distinguished from other species within the Mucor circinelloides complex by producing obovoid, ovate and strawberry-shaped columellae. A detailed description and illustration of the specimens are presented. This is the first record of M. variicolumellatus in the Neotropics.

ITS rDNA; Mucoromyceta; taxonomy.