Type study of Helvella pedunculata (Ascomycota, Pezizales), a synonym of Dissingia confusa
By Carbone M., Agnello C., Alvarado P.

Vol. 13 (3) – 09 May 2021

doi: 10.25664/art-0327

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Abstract: The holotype of Helvella pedunculata, housed in the herbarium of the University of Oulu (OULU, Finland), was examined along with other non-type specimens stored under that name. Morphological studies and genetic evidence from 28S rDNA confirm that H. pedunculata is a synonym of Dissingia confusa. Colour pictures of dried and fresh specimens, as well as images of microscopical characters are provided.


After the publication of the monographic study on the genus Helvella L. (Skrede et al., 2017), some questions still remain unanswered. One of these is the status of Helvella pedunculata Harmaja (1978) and its putative synonymy with Dissingia confusa (Harmaja) K. Hansen & X.H. Wang […]