Linnemannia Vandepol & Bonito, gen. nov.

Index Fungorum number: MB 833612; Facesoffungi number: FoF

Etymology: In honor of Germaine Linnemann, a Ger- man mycologist who contributed many Mortierellaceae species descriptions and early hypotheses on their evolu- tionary relationships.

Description: Nearly all known species of Linnemannia produce sporangiospores, with the exception of L. acrotona. When produced, sporangiospores are usually ellipsoid, but can also be spherical to cylindrical. Production of chla- mydospores is irregular between species. When produced, most chlamydospores are various shades of brown. L. amoe- boidea makes irregular amoeba-like chlamydospores. The species for which the sexual reproductive mode is known are heterothallic.

Habitat: This genus contains some of the most widely distributed Mortierellaceae species. L. elongata, L. hyalina and L. gamsii, are especially common in neutral or calcare- ous soils. Most of the species in this genus are isolated from soils and are usually associated with plant rhizospheres or decaying plant matter.

Type species: Linnemannia hyalina (Harz; Gams) Van- depol & Bonito