Calathella

Calathella

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Basidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Marasmiaceae
Genus: Calathella
D.A. Reid
Type species
Calathella eruciformis
(P. Micheli ex Batsch) D.A. Reid
Species

C. albolivida
C. columbiana
C. dichroa
C. digitiformis
C. ellisii
C. eruciformis
C. gayana
C. mangrovei

Synonyms

1951 Flagelloscypha Donk

Calathella is a genus of fungi in the Marasmiaceae family of mushrooms. According to the Dictionary of the Fungi (10th edition, 2008), the genus contains nine species found in Europe and North America.[1] The genus was circumscribed by the English mycologist Derek Reid in 1964.[2]

Description

The genus contains fungi that produce small tubular or cup-shaped cyphelloid fruit bodies. The fruit bodies are characterized by encrusted surface hairs with rounded tips, urniform basidia (swollen at the base), and spores that range in shape from oblong-elliptical to cylindrical.[3]

See also

Fungi portal
  • List of Marasmiaceae genera

References

External links

  • Index Fungorum.