Marasmius asiaticus

Marasmius asiaticus

Marasmius asiaticus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Marasmiaceae
Genus: Marasmius
Species: M. asiaticus
Binomial name
Marasmius asiaticus
Mešić & Tkalčec (2010)
  • Marasmius distantifolius Y.S.Tan & Desjardin (2009)

Marasmius asiaticus is a species of agaric fungus in the family Marasmiaceae. Within the large genus Marasmius, it is classified in section Sicci. Known only from a single collection made in Mount Nuang Forest Reserve (Peninsular Malaysia), it was described as new to science in 2009 by Tan and Dennis Desjardin under the name Marasmius distantifolius.[1] This was later discovered to be an illegitimate homonym of a species named by William Alphonso Murrill in 1915,[2] now known as Marasmiellus distantifolius.[3] Armin Mešić and Zdenko Tkalčec proposed the new epithet asiaticus, referring to its distribution.[4] The original epithet, which combined the Latin words distans ("distant") and folius ("leaf"), alluded to the distantly-spaced gills.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Tan Y-S, Desjardon DE, Perry BA, Vikineswary S, Noorlidah A. (2009). sensu stricto in peninsular Malaysia"Marasmius" (PDF). Fungal Diversity 37: 9–100. 
  2. ^ Murrill WA. (1915). "News, notes and reviews". Mycologia 7 (3): 155–156. 
  3. ^ (Murrill) Murrill"Marasmius distantifolius". Index Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  4. ^ Mešic A, Tkalcec Z. (2010). "New names in the genus Marasmius". Mycotaxon 113: 283–285.  

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