A new species of Cryptohymenium (Leotiomycetes, Helotiales) from New Caledonia

Johnston P.R., Park D., Bourdeau P., Eyssartier G.

Vol. 14 (4) – 03 December 2022

doi: 10.25664/art-0358

 Open Access


Abstract: The newly described Cryptohymenium meruu from New Caledonia is the second species in a genus previously thought to be endemic to New Zealand. Cryptohymenium is a soil-inhabiting, morphologically bizarre inoperculate discomycete (Leotiomycetes). It is a member of the order Helotiales, with a sister relationship to Sclerotiniaceae and Cenangiaceae.

New Zealand and New Caledonia are the largest above-sea parts of the largely submerged continent Zealandia (Mortimer et al., 2017). These two land masses share many animal and plant lineages, a relationship sometimes explained as reflecting a shared geological history. Long thought to have been driven by ancient links from the Gondwana continent […]

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