Original paper

Morganella sulcatostoma sp. nov. (Agaricales, Basidiomycota) from Paraná State, Brazil

Alves, Camila Ribeiro; Cortez, Vagner G.


During a survey of the mycobiota from western region of the State of Paraná, south Brazil, a new striking species of the genus Morganella was found. Morganella sulcatostoma is diagnosed by the presence of a conspicuous sulcate peristome, the prominent echinate exoperidium, reduced small size of the basidiomata and palmicolous habitat. Morphological similar species are discussed and compared, and a key for those species of Morganella with a distinct spiny exoperidium is presented.


gasteromycetespalmicolous funguspuffball