Chlorogaster dipterocarpi. A new peristomate gasteroid taxon of the Sclerodermataceae
Persoonia - Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi , Volume 18 - Issue 3 p. 421- 428
Chlorogaster dipterocarpi, a striking gasteroid fungus, collected in a dipterocarp forest in Sabah, is described here as new. It is characterized by epigeous, slenderly pyriform basidiomes with a dark green exoperidium consisting of dehiscent, conical warts and a pale green circular peristome, large, dark brown spores with crested ornamentation and a thin-walled hyaline paracapillitium. It clearly belongs to the Sclerodermataceae, but the unusual combination of characters demands for a new genus. A similar but probably unripe fungus from Papua New Guinea might represent a second species belonging to this new genus.
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Læssøe, Thomas, & Jalink, L. M. (2004). Chlorogaster dipterocarpi. A new peristomate gasteroid taxon of the Sclerodermataceae. Persoonia - Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi, 18(3), 421–428.