Colony initially white, becoming light gray and after 8 days, on BDA, at 28 °C. Sporangiophores hyaline, erect, some recumbent, rarely opposite rhizoids, or arising from areal hyphae, (2.5–) 4.7–8 (–12) μm in diam., frequently monopodially branched, rarely psendoverticillatelly or verticillatelly branched, all terminating with a vesicle. Rhizoids simple, some branched; stolons present. Vesicles light brown, ovoid, subglobose, some irregular in shape. Sporangiola brownish to dark brown, monospored, strongly equinulate, globose 4,5–13 μm in diam. Sporangiospores remaining inside the sporangiola, hyaline, globose, 4 - 11 μm in diam. Chlamydospores and Zygosporangia not observed. Heterothallic.
Reported on soil, herbivore dung from Brazilian nuts and from Mycomedia sp. In Brazil, this species have been moslty recorded in the Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest and Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest, with some reports in Savanna and Subtropical/Tropical dry Shrubland domains.
The species has a fragmented distribution in Brazil. Studies about its distribution are needed.
ZHENG, Y-Y.; CHEN, G-Q. A monograph of Cunninghamella. Mycotaxon, v. 80, p. 1-75, 2001.