Mucorales is an order of mould-producing fungi and there are several hundred species in the order.
Asexual spores are produced in a ball-like sporangium, often black and held atop a colourless. This is very pin-like in appearance, hence the use of ‘Pin mould’ as a colloquial name for many of these fungi. Sporangia usually appear in large numbers and Pin moulds are found on a wide variety of hosts. They are fairly common on old, fleshy fungal fruit bodies (e.g. mushrooms).
Identification relies on microscopic features.
They are classed as ‘local native’ on Canberra Nature Map but that is only because it is necessary to choose just one conservation level. It is undoubtedly the case that introduced species, naturally widespread species and endemic species occur in our region.
Mucorales is listed in the following regions:
Canberra & Southern Tablelands | South Coast
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MapsANBG Bicentennial Park Bicentennial Park Queanbeyan Black Mountain Bluetts Block Area Bruce Ridge Bruce Ridge to Gossan Hill Denman Prospect 2 Estate Deferred Area (Block 12) Gossan Hill Gungaderra Grasslands Mount Jerrabomberra Mount Jerrabomberra Namadgi National Park Piney Ridge Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council The Pinnacle
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