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Published: 2022-06-21

Scytinopogon cryptomerioides (Hydnodontaceae), a new species from Taiwan

Bioresource Collection and Research Center (BCRC), Food Industry Research and Development Institute (FIRDI), No. 331, Shih-Pin Road, Hsinchu 300193, Taiwan.
Department of Life Science, Tunghai University, No.1727, Sec.4, Taiwan Boulevard, Taichung 407224, Taiwan
Bioresource Collection and Research Center (BCRC), Food Industry Research and Development Institute (FIRDI), No. 331, Shih-Pin Road, Hsinchu 300193, Taiwan
clavarioid fungi phylogenetic analysis ribosomal RNA gene taxonomy Fungi


Scytinopogon cryptomerioides (Trechisporales, Basidiomycota) is described as a new species collected from Cryptomeria japonica plantations in Taiwan. This new species is characterized by a white basidiome with dichotomous and flattened branches, clamped hypha, ampullate septa, clavate basidia with four sterigmata, and colorless, ellipsoid, echinulate or verrucose spores with acute warts or spines. Based on the phylogeny constructed from a combined dataset of ITS-nrLSU sequences, S. cryptomerioides nested within the Trechispora clade, sister to Trechispora copiosa.


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