The zygomycete Rhizomucor spp. is an evolutionary mashup of Rhizopus spp. and Mucor spp. The root structure is much less well developed than with Rhizopus spp. Several sporangiophores will often converge and not have a rhizoid structure at the base.
The organism grows well on MEA at both room temperature 25 degrees C. and body temperature 37 degrees C.
Identification by spore trap sampling would be very difficult.
|Rhizomucor spp. - photo N. Carlson|