Auriculariales » Auriculariales genera¬†incertae sedis


Gelacantha V. Malysheva & V. Spirin, in Spirin et al., Nordic Journal of Botany 37: 8 (2019)

Etymology: From gelum’ (Lat., noun) – frost and acantha’ (Greek, noun) – spine.

Diagnosis: Basidiocarps effused, continuous, smooth to irregularly hydnoid, gelatinous, thin.  Hyphal structure monomitic; hyphae clamped. Cystidia absent; hyphidia present.  Basidia 24-celled, 1012 × 8.510 μm, pedunculate. Basidiospores hyaline, thinwalled, ellipsoid to ovoid, 5.57 × 46 μm. On rotten wood of conifers.

Index Fungorum number: IF829005

Type species: Gelacantha pura V. Malysheva & V. Spirin, in Spirin et al., Nordic Journal of Botany 37: 8 (2019)



Spirin V, Malysheva V, Roberts P, Trichies G, Savchenko A, Larsson KH. 2019. A convolute diversity of the Auriculariales (Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota) with sphaeropedunculate basidia. Nordic Journal of Botany. 37: 126


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