Amylascus tasmanicus

Coll. FLAS-F-70964
Coll. FLAS-F-70964
© M. Castellano

Amylascus tasmanicus (Rodway) Trappe, Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc., 65 (3): 498 (1975).


Basionym Terfezia tasmanica Rodway, Pap. Proceed. Roy. Soc. Tasmania, 1925: 167 (1926).

Diagnosis An irregular subterranean tuber, just emerging from the ground when mature, usually 1-3 cm. diameter, chestnut-brown, tough fleshy. Pileus with an obsolete stem piercing the centre of the tuber, tough fleshy, made up of bold convolutions with thick walls opening at the base by the side of the stem. Hymenium lining the internal surface of the convolutions. Asci 8-spored, globose-pyriform, minutely echinulate, coat thick, forming a double contour, hyaline till old, then brown, 20 µ diameter.
Slopes of Mt. Wellington, 300 ft.

Type Hobart 39875 (HO) - holotypus

MycoBank 308681


Healy R.A., Truong C., Castellano M.A., Bonito G., Trappe J., Caiafa M.V., Mujic A.B., Nouhra E., Sánchez-Ramírez S., Smith M.E. 2023. Re-examination of the Southern Hemisphere truffle genus Amylascus (Pezizaceae, Ascomycota) and characterization of the sister genus Nothoamylascus gen. nov. Persoonia, 51: 125-151.
Rodway L. 1926. Notes on some rare and interesting cryptogams. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 1925: 167-170.
Trappe J.M. 1975. The genus Amylascus (Tuberales). Transactions of the British Mycological Society, 65 (3): 496-499.

Classification: Pezizaceae, Amylascus

Created on 20/03/2024.

Updated on 20/03/2024.


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