Synonym and Classification Data for Pilobolus spp.

This genus is a zygomecetous mould.

Notes on this Genus

Members of this genus have the interesting ability to (E):shoot a black sporangium. Interestingly, the timing and direction of the firing process is directed by sunlight!

Species in this genus

  • Pilobolus crystallinus
  • Pilobolus kleinii
  • Pilobolus umbonatus