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Coprophilous Fungi in New Zealand. II. Podospora Species with Coriaceous Perithecia
A. Bell and D. P. Mahoney
Vol. 89, No. 6 (Nov. - Dec., 1997), pp. 908-915
Published by: Mycological Society of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3761111
Page Count: 8
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Two species of Podospora (P. appendiculata and P. fimiseda) with thick-walled, coriaceous perithecia are frequently found in New Zealand. A third similar species, P. perplexans, has been recorded only once. A key and descriptions of the species are provided together with cultural details, dung preferences and geographic distributions. A Cladorrhinum anamorph for P. fimiseda is reported for the first time. The perithecium development of P. fimiseda is described and comparisons are made with the centrum development of P. vesticola and P. tetraspora. This current work supports the view that P. appendiculata and P. fimiseda are closely related to the genus Cercophora.
Mycologia © 1997 Mycological Society of America