Utharomyces is a fungal genus in the family Pilobolaceae. The genus is monotypic, containing the single coprophilous (dung-loving) species Utharomyces epallocaulus, which is widely distributed in subtropical regions.[1] Utharomyces was circumscribed by the Dutch botanist Karel Bernard Boedijn in 1958.[2] U. epallocaulus has been collected in Bahamas, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Mexico, China, and the United States.[3]

Utharomyces epallocaulus
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Mucoromycota
Class: Mucoromycetes
Order: Mucorales
Family: Pilobolaceae
Genus: Utharomyces
Boedijn (1958)
Type species
Utharomyces epallocaulus
Boedijn ex P.M.Kirk & Benny (1980)


  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 719. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.
  2. ^ Boedijn KB. (1958). "Notes of the Mucorales of Indonesia". Sydowia. 12 (1–6): 321–62.
  3. ^ Kirk PM, Benny GL (1980). "The genus Utharomyces Boedijn (Pilobolaceae: Zygomycetes)". Transactions of the British Mycological Society. 75 (1): 123–31. doi:10.1016/s0007-1536(80)80202-6.