First report of a hypogeous fungus, Pachyphlodes nemoralis (Pezizaceae) from subalpine forest in Japan

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Yamamoto K, Ohmae M, Orihara T (2019) Truffology 2(1):1–5
Submitted: 20 December 2018
Accepted: 6 March 2019
Published: 28 March 2019

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During the course of field surveys in subalpine forests in Japan, unfamiliar hypogeous ascomata were collected from Nagano Prefecture. After morphological observations of the specimens and molecular identifications based on their nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences, we concluded that the specimens were identical to Pachyphlodes nemoralis (Pezizaceae, Pezizales), which was recently described from Europe. This species is characterized by a warty dark brown excipulum and ascospores covered with a perispore. This is the first record of P. nemoralis from non-European countries


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