Title: Terfezia disappears from the American truffle mycota as two new genera and Mattirolomyces species emerge
Author: Kovács, Gábor M.; Trappe, James M.; Alsheikh, Abdulmagid M.; Hansen, Karen; Healy, Rosanne A.; Vági, Pál
Source: Mycologia. 103(4): 831-840
Description: Reexamination and molecular phylogenetic analyses of American Terfezia species and Mattirolomyces tiffanyae revealed that their generic assignments were wrong. Therefore we here propose these combinations: Mattirolomyces spinosus comb. nov. (=Terfezia spinosa), Stouffera longii gen. & comb. nov. (=Terfezia longii) and Temperantia tiffanyae gen. & comb. nov. (=Mattirolomyces tiffanyae). In addition we describe a new species, Mattirolomyces mexicanus spec. nov. All species belong to the Pezizaceae. Based on these results Terfezia is not known from North America, Mattirolomyces is represented by two species and two new monotypic genera are present.
Keywords: Ascomycota, ascospore, biogeography, Pezizaceae, Pezizales, scanning electron microscopy,
Stouffera, Temperantia, truffle
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Kovács, Gábor M.; Trappe, James M.; Alsheikh, Abdulmagid M.; Hansen, Karen; Healy, Rosanne A.; Vági, Pál 2011. Terfezia disappears from the American truffle mycota as two new genera and Mattirolomyces species emerge. Mycologia. 103(4): 831-840.