Lachnea poiraultii (Pezizales), rediscovered after more than one hundred years
By Van Vooren N., Lindemann U., Vega M., Ribes M.A., Illescas T., Matočec N., Kušan I.

Vol. 7 (3) – 13 June 2015

doi: 10.25664/art-0133

 Open Access


Abstract: Recent collections of a cup-fungus identified as Lachnea poiraultii Boud. from the Iberian and Istrian (Croatia) peninsulas provided the opportunity to investigate its modern taxonomic position. An examination of the type specimen of this taxon confirmed the determination of Croatian, Portuguese and Spanish collections. Based on the results of multi-gene phylogenetic analyses which placed L. poiraultii within the Pyronemataceae with no support of affiliation with another genus, and the study of microscopic features in the living state, the new genus Paratricharina is proposed to accommodate L. poiraultii. The morphological similarities and differences from the most closely related species are discussed. A full description and illustrations of P. poiraultii are also provided