This striking member of the Mucorales appeared as a contaminant in a plate culture over which a piece of white pine wood bearing fructifications of Calocera cornea, collected in Pine Hollow, Dubuque County, in October, 1938, had been suspended. This is its third appearance. In both of the earlier instances, it had also appeared as a contaminant in plate cultures. The original record, from Washington, D. C. (Mycologia 24:187. 1932) was from plates in which attempts were being made to isolate an orange pathogen; the second, from Lafayette, Incl. (Mycologia 26:133. 1934) was the result of its appearance in connection with efforts to isolate a fungus attacking the fruits of the Japanese flowering quince. I am indebted to Dr. William H. Weston for identifying the species. The name Mycotypha is almost as good as a description. The erect conidiophores exhibit such a striking resemblance to miniature cat-tails that this is actually the provisional laboratory name we applied to it before it was determined.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Martin, G. W.
"Notes on Iowa Fungi. VIII,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 46(1), 89-95.
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