Caloscyphaceae, a new family of the Pezizales

Authors: Harmaja, Harri
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 42 (2002), Issue 1, pages 27-28.
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Key words: ascospore wall, Caloscypha, carotenoids, chemotaxonomy, Geniculodendron pyriforme, phylogeny, seed parasite

Abstract: The new family Caloscyphaceae Harmaja is described for Caloscypha Boud. (Ascomycetes, Pezizales). The genus is monotypic, only comprising C. fulgens(Pers.: Fr.) Boud. Characters believed to be diagnostic of the family are treated, some of them being cited from the literature, others having been studied personally.