Aleuria bicucullata versus Aleuria luteonitens (Pezizales, Ascomycetes)

Authors: Billekens, Peter
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 34 (1994), Issue 2, pages 34-41.
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Key words: Aleuria bicucullata, Aleuria luteonitens, anatomical differences, Ascomycetes, Ascomycotina, Pezizales

Abstract:  On the basis of fresh material collected in the environs of Venlo (province of Limburg, The Netherlands), the author describes two species of the genus Aleuria which are extremely difficult to distinguish in the field. Microscopical studies proved this material to belong to Aleuria bicucullata (Baud.) Gillet and A. luteonitens (Berk. & Broome) Gillet. In the present paper these taxa are compared and contrasted in detail, with Table 1 listing the differences between them.