New species and emendations of Orphella: taxonomic and phylogenetic reassessment of the genus to establish the Orphellales, for stonefly gut fungi with a twist

  title={New species and emendations of Orphella: taxonomic and phylogenetic reassessment of the genus to establish the Orphellales, for stonefly gut fungi with a twist},
  author={Merlin M White and Laia Gu{\`a}rdia Valle and Robert W. Lichtwardt and Augusto Siri and Douglas B Strongman and Robert William and W Justin Gause and Eric D. Tretter},
  pages={147 - 178}
ABSTRACT We consolidate and present data for the sexual stages of five North American species of Orphella, fungal members of trichomycetes previously classified within Harpellales. Three species emendations accommodate the newly recognized characters, including not only the coiled zygospores and accompanying cells but also other morphological traits not provided in the original descriptions for O. avalonensis, O. haysii, and O. hiemalis. We describe three new species, Orphella cataloochensis… 

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