A French collection of Pseudoplectania nigrella (Sarcosomataceae, Pezizales) is closely related to endophytic fungi
By Evangelisti E.

Vol. 11 (6) – 24 December 2019

doi: 10.25664/art-0285

 Open Access


Abstract: The author describes and illustrates a collection of ebony cup fungi, Pseudoplectania nigrella (Pers.) Fuckel, harvested in Maritime Alps near the Valley of Marvels (Mercantour National Park, France). Phylogenetic analysis confirmed close relationships with endophytic fungi, shedding light on possibly neglected aspects of P. nigrella lifestyle

Last spring we harvested a set of blackish apothecia growing on a mossy soil covered with dead spruce needles, at the edge of a riparian forest in Maritime Alps (altitude: 1300 m; France). Macro- and microscopic examination confirmed these fungi belong to the genus Pseudoplectania […]