Radiigera tropica (geastraceae, geastrales), a new species from a tropical rain forest of Thailand

Takamichi Orihara, Taiga Kasuya, Souwalak Phongpaichit, Yaowaluk Dissara

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A new species, Radiigera tropica, is described and illustrated from a tropical rain forest of Thailand dominated by Dipterocarpus spp. The species is morphologically characterized by a felty to floccose peridial surface, a four-layered peridium and small, globose basidiospores (3-4.6 μm diam) with low, dense verrucae. Moreover, some specimens have minute, granular peridioles. Additionally, it shares characteristics of both previously recognized subgenera, Taylorae and Radiigera. Following a taxonomic description, reconsideration of these subgenera and characterization of the species among previously described Radiigera species are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-117
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Ceastrum
  • Gasteromycetes
  • Phallomycetidae
  • Sequestrate fungi
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science


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