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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Subdivision: Pucciniomycotina
Class: Mixiomycetes
R.Bauer, Begerow, J.P.Samp., M.Weiss & Oberw. (2006)[3]
Order: Mixiales
R.Bauer, Begerow, J.P.Samp., M.Weiss & Oberw. (2006)[3]
Family: Mixiaceae
C.L.Kramer (1987)[2]
Genus: Mixia
C.L.Kramer (1958)[1]
M. osmundae
Binomial name
Mixia osmundae
(Nishida) C.L.Kramer (1958)[1]

The Mixiomycetes are class of fungi in the Pucciniomycotina subdivision of the Basidiomycota. The class contains a single order, the Mixiales, which in turn contains a single family, the Mixiaceae that circumscribes the monotypic genus Mixia. Only one species has been described to date, Mixia osmundae; this species was originally named Taphrina osmundae by Japanese mycologist Toji Nishida in 1911.[4] It is characterized by having multinucleate hyphae, and by producing multiple spores on sporogenous cells.[3]


  1. ^ a b Kramer CL. (1958). "A new genus in the Protomycetaceae". Mycologia. 50 (6): 916–926. doi:10.2307/3755913. JSTOR 3755913.
  2. ^ Kramer CL. (1987). "The Taphrinales". Studies in Mycology. 30: 151–166.
  3. ^ a b c Bauer R, Begerow D, Sampaio JP, Weiss M, Oberwinkler F (2006). "The simple-septate basidiomycetes: a synopsis". Mycological Progress. 5 (1): 41–66. doi:10.1007/s11557-006-0502-0.
  4. ^ "Mixia osmundae (Nishida) C.L. Kramer 1959". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2011-11-27.