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Imaia, a new truffle genus to accommodate Terfezia gigantea
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Morphological, electron microscopic, and phylogenetic studies of specimens collected in Japan and the Appalachian Mountains revealed that the hypogeous ascomycete Terfezia gigantea unambiguously falls into the Morchellaceae, and the new, monotypic genus Imaia is proposed to accommodate the species.
Morchella australiana sp. nov., an apparent Australian endemic from New South Wales and Victoria
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Results of these analyses indicated that the collection, together with collections from NSW and Victoria, represented a novel, genealogically exclusive lineage, which is described and illustrated here as Morchella australiana T. F. nov.
Kombocles bakaiana gen. sp. nov. (Boletaceae), a new sequestrate fungus from Cameroon*
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Kombocles bakaiana is the fourth sequestrate Boletaceae described from the greater African tropics, and the first to be described from Cameroon.
New species of Elaphomyces (Elaphomycetaceae, Eurotiales, Ascomycota) from tropical rainforests of Cameroon and Guyana*
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The phylogenetic analysis suggests that a common ancestor is shared between some Elaphomyces species from Africa and South America, and that species of the stalked, volvate genus Pseudotulostoma may be nested in Elphomyces.
Three new black Elaphomyces species (Elaphomycetaceae, Eurotiales, Ascomycota) from eastern North America with notes on selected European species
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Three new species of Elaphomyces from eastern North America are described and it is discovered that E. persoonii var.
Natural history notes
LIOPHIS MILIARIS (Common water snake): CANNIBALISM. Liophis miliaris is a medium size, semiaquatic and diurnal-nocturnal colubrid snake (Marques et al., 2001) usually associated with moist
A global review of the ecological significance of symbiotic associations between birds and fungi
TLDR
This manuscript is the first to review a wide range of symbiotic associations between birds and fungi, compiling the largest list to date of bird species reported to eat fungi and follow up with a discussion of these symbioses.
Reptilian Mycophagy: A global review of mutually beneficial associations between reptiles and macrofungi
TLDR
This review presents the most comprehensive summary to date of reptile species reported to eat fungi and outlines the potential importance of reptiles as spore dispersers for fungi that play a positive role in ecosystem dynamics.
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