Species diversity of Genea (Ascomycota, Pezizales) in Europe
By Alvarado P., Cabero J., Moreno G., Bratek Z., Van Vooren N., Kaounas V., Konstantinidis G., Agnello C., Merényi Z., Smith M.E.

Vol. 6 (3) – 01 July 2014

doi: 10.25664/art-0098

 Open Access

 

Abstract: Here we revisit the species diversity within the genus Genea in Europe. Nine new species are proposed: Genea brunneocarpa, G. compressa, G. dentata, G. fageticola, G. oxygala, G. pinicola, G. pseudobalsleyi, G. pseudoverrucosa, and G. tuberculata to accommodate new collections that do not match any previously described taxa. The new species are described with accurate morphological and ecological data. Genea lobulata is also proposed as a new combination to elevate the previously recognized variety, Genea sphaerica f. lobulata, to the species level. Useful macroscopic images and spore drawings of all ten new taxa are included to help discriminate them from closely related species


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