Non-rhizomorphic resupinate Thelephorales (Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota) from Italy
Yorou, Nourou Soulemane; Agerer, Reinhard
This study reports on seven resupinate thelephoroid species collected in Emilia Romagna region (Parma Province, North of Italy), namely Tomentella terrestris, T. bryophila, T. stuposa, T. lapida, T. ellisii, T. lateritia and T. atramentaria. For each species, detailed anatomical descriptions, original iconographies and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) micrographs are given. Anatomical comparisons are made with morphologically close species and discriminative features are discussed. A dichotomous key for the identification of resupinate Thelephorales so far recorded in Italy is presented. Patterns of habitat have been reviewed for each species. Tomentella atramentaria, T. lateritia and T. stuposa are recorded for the first time in Italy.