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Dentipellis tasmanica sp. nov. (Hericiaceae, Basidiomycota) from Australia


Ji, X-H and Chen, Q and Gates, G and Du, P, Dentipellis tasmanica sp. nov. (Hericiaceae, Basidiomycota) from Australia, MycoKeys, 41 pp. 29-38. ISSN 1314-4057 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright Xiao-Hong Ji et al. 2018. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.3897/mycokeys.41.28485


Dentipellis tasmanica sp. nov. is described and illustrated from Tasmania, Australia based on rDNA evidence and morphological characters. It is characterised by an annual growth habit; resupinate basidiocarps up to 100 cm long; spines cream when fresh and cinnamon when dry, up to 3 mm long and a few glued at tips when dry; distinct white fibrillous to cottony margin; a monomitic hyphal structure with non-amyloid, non-dextrinoid and cyanophilous generative hyphae; the presence of gloeoplerous hyphae and gloeocystidia which become dark blue in Melzer’s reagent; the presence of chlamydospores in the subiculum and rough basidiospores measuring 3.5-4.5 × 2.4-3.2 µm. A molecular study based on the combined ITS (internal transcribed spacer region) and 28S (the large nuclear ribosomal RNA subunit) dataset supports the new species in Dentipellis. A key to species of Dentipellis sensu stricto is provided.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australia, hydnoid fungi, Russulales, taxonomy, wood-inhabiting fungi
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Other biological sciences
Research Field:Other biological sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Gates, G (Dr Genevieve Gates)
ID Code:128775
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2018-10-12
Last Modified:2019-03-28
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