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Asterophora Ditmar ex Link 1809 versus Nyctalis Fries 1825, and the Status of Ugola Adanson 1763

Scott A. Redhead and Keith A. Seifert
Taxon
Vol. 50, No. 1, Golden Jubilee Part 3 (Feb., 2001), pp. 243-268
DOI: 10.2307/1224526
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1224526
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Asterophora Ditmar ex Link 1809 versus Nyctalis Fries 1825, and the Status of Ugola Adanson 1763
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Abstract

The use of two generic names, Asterophora and Nyctalis, for the same fungi (holomorphs) has been contradictory, and nomenclatural application remains unresolved after 175 years. Controversy first arose from a lack of understanding of the biology of these pleomorphic fungi, but debate now rests upon the interpretation of the type of Asterophora, either as an anamorph or a teleomorph, as influenced by modifications to Article 59 of the "International Code of Botanical Nomenclature" over several decades. The historical record is reviewed and Asterophora is accepted as the holomorphic generic name for three species, A. lycoperdoides, A. parasitica, and A. mirabilis. Asterophora lycoperdoides (Bull.) Ditmar is proposed separately for conservation over a sanctioned name, Asterophora agaricoides Fr.: Fr. previously largely ignored. Ugola is the oldest generic name applicable to the anamorphs. The following new combinations are proposed: Ugola physaroides (≡ Asterophora physaroides), U. baryana (≡ Hypomyces baryanus), and Asterophora mirabilis (≡ Nyctalis mirabilis).

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