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A new species of Tremella from Macaronesia

Jiri Kout, Luis Quijada, Esperanza Beltrán-Tejera


Tremella laurisilvae, a species new to science with a parasitic strategy on Biscogniauxia species, is described from the evergreen laurel forests of Macaronesia. The basidiocarps are macroscopically differentiated by finger-like lobes and brown-orange colour. Micromorphological differences with phylogenetically related species are evaluated and its phylogenetic placement in Tremellomycetes is inferred from ITS rDNA sequences. A detailed description, plate with photographs and a key to species from Europe and Macaronesia are provided.


Basidiomycota, Canary Islands, Heterobasidiomycetes, Madeira, Tremellales, Fungi

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand