Colonies white, becoming gray, with rapid growth at 28 °C in BDA. Stolons and rhizoids present. Sporangiophores arising from stolons (never in whorls), some from substrate, hyaline to brownish gray, erect or bent, simple or branched up to 3 times, 25–170 μm in length. Sporangia blackish-gray, apophysate, wall deliquescent, globose or subglobose, 15–30 μm diam. Columellae hemisphaerical, spherical, ovoid to spatulate, 8–30 × 6–15 μm, smooth or with one several distorted projections, 1–2 μm in length. Sporangiospores spherical, hyaline to gray, smooth- to slightly rough-walled, 4–6.45 μm in diam. Giant cells abundant, “femur head”-like or finger-like, 36–165 μm. Zygosporangia not observed.
The species in known in 9 countries. In Brazil, it is known in 2 of the 26 states.
There are about 24 records of this species in GBIF.
Commonly isolated from human patients, soil and dung.
In Brazil, this species is moslty recorded in the Atlantic Forest, a hotspot and in the Caatinga.
Some records are in protected areas, however few of them in Caatinga.
he species, even occurring in several biomes, has a fragmented distribution. Studies about its population distribution are needed.
This species is a common mucormycosis agent in humans.
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