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Phallobata G. Cunn. 1926, in Castellano & Beever, New Zealand Journal of Botany, 32(3), 305-328 (1994).

Etymology: From Phallus, the stinkhorn genus, in reference to the phalloid-like spores and basidia, and from Latin lobatus, lobed, referring to the lobed structure of the basidioma.

Diagnosis: Basidiomata variously shaped, convoluted and lobed. Peridium white to pale grey, glabrous, thick and gelatinised, not separable from gleba. Gleba green to olive, with elongate to irregular locules filled with spores, not extending into all lobes. Basidia hyaline, 8-spored. Spores statismosporic, orthotropic, smooth, lacking an utricle, ellipsoid, sterigmal attachment inconspicuous, hyaline in KOH singly. No distinctive reaction to Melzer's reagent. Development angiocarpic, epigeous.

Index Fungorum Number: IF19251

Type Species: Phallobata alba G. Cunn. 1926, in Castellano & Beever, New Zealand Journal of Botany, 32(3), 305-328 (1994).


Phallobata alba G. Cunn. 1926


Castellano, M. A., & Beever, R. E. (1994). Truffle-like Basidiomycotina of New Zealand: Gallacea, Hysterangium, Phallobata, and Protubera. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 32(3), 305-328.


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