Fossil mushrooms from Miocene and Cretaceous ambers and the evolution of Homobasidiomycetes.

  title={Fossil mushrooms from Miocene and Cretaceous ambers and the evolution of Homobasidiomycetes.},
  author={D. Hibbett and D. Grimaldi and M. Donoghue},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  volume={84 7},
  • D. Hibbett, D. Grimaldi, M. Donoghue
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of botany
  • Two species of fossil mushrooms that are similar to extant Tricholomataceae are described from Cretaceous and Miocene ambers. Archaeomarasmius leggetti gen. et sp. nov., from mid-Cretaceous amber of New Jersey, resembles the extant genera Marasmius and Marasmiellus. Two fruiting bodies of Archaeomarasmius were found. One consists of a complete pileus with stipe, and the other consists of a fragment of a pileus. The latter was accidentally exposed, and zxsubsequently was used for molecular… CONTINUE READING

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