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Claustula: The Forgotten Phalloid


Mills, AK and May, TW and Fuhrer, BA and Ratkowsky, DA and Ratkowsky, AV, Claustula: The Forgotten Phalloid, Mycologist, 11, (1) pp. 31-36. ISSN 0269-915X (1997) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0269-915X(97)80067-5


The monotypic genus Claustula (family Claustulaceae, order Phallales) is reported from several sites in Tasmania, having been known previously only from New Zealand. The characteristics of its receptacle and gleba, and the absence of columns, prevent it from being placed comfortably into either Clathraceae or Phallaceae. Within the hymenial layer clavate basidia and infrequent irregular elements bear spores of similar appearance, and the attachment of the receptacle is clarified. Some discussion is presented about the affinities of this species within the Phallales.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Mycology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Mills, AK (Mr Alan Mills)
UTAS Author:Ratkowsky, DA (Dr David Ratkowsky)
UTAS Author:Ratkowsky, AV (Mrs Ratkowsky)
ID Code:10353
Year Published:1997
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-09-07

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