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Spinellus fusiger 51504.jpg
Spinellus fusiger growing on Mycena haematopus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Zygomycota
Class: incertae sedis
Order: Mucorales
Family: Phycomycetaceae
Genus: Spinellus
Tiegh. (1875)
Type species
Spinellus fusiger
(Link) Tiegh. (1875)

S. chalybeus
S. fusiger
S. sphaerosporus

Spinellus is a genus of fungi in the Phycomycetaceae family. The widely distributed genus contains three species of pin mold that are parasitic on agaric mushrooms.[1] The genus was circumscribed by Phillippe Edouard Leon van Tieghem in 1875.[2]


  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 651. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  2. ^ van Tieghem P. (1875). "Nouvelles recherches sur les Mucorinées". Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique (in French). 1 (6): 66. 

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