Original paper

Geastrum rusticum (Geastraceae, Basidiomycota), a new earthstar fungus in the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest ? a molecular analysis

Cabral, Tiara Sousa; da Silva, Bianca Denise Barbosa; Marinho, Paulo; Baseia, Iuri Goulart


Geastrum rusticum sp. nov., found on decaying wood in the Neotropics, is molecular and morphologically characterized. Full descriptions are given, with photos, illustrations and taxonomical remarks on collected specimens compared with related taxa. Morphological and molecular datasets showed it to be distinct from other Geastrum species.


biodiversitygeastralesmolecular systematicsneotropicstaxonomy