Floristic study of Geastrum in Japan: Three new records for Japanese mycobiota and reexamination of the authentic specimen of Geastrum minus reported by Sanshi Imai

Taiga Kasuya, Yukinori Yamamoto, Haruo Sakamoto, Seiji Takehashi, Tamotsu Hoshino, Takahito Kobayashi

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Geastrum berkeleyi, G. fornicatum, and G. minimum are newly recorded from Japan. A peristome of G. fornicatum has hitherto been described as indistinct, whereas the Japanese specimens have a well-delimited, fibrillose peristome. Geastrum minus, reported for the first time from Japan by Sanshi Imai, represents G. quadrifidum. Macroscopic and microscopic features of those four taxa are described and illustrated based on Japanese specimens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-93
Number of pages10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar
Externally publishedYes



  • Basidiomycota
  • Gasteromycetous fungi
  • Geastraceae
  • Geastrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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