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Published: 2024-04-09
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Gyromitra persicula sp. nov. (Discinaceae, Pezizales), a novel discoid Gyromitra from Northwestern North America

University of Michigan Herbarium, Research Museums Center, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 3600 Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy, Olympia, WA 98505, USA
3622 Catherine Lake Cove, Leland, NC 28451, USA
Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
University of Michigan Herbarium, Research Museums Center, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 3600 Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
false morel gyromitrin one new taxon systematics Washington Fungi


Gyromitra persicula (Discinaceae, Pezizales), a new species from Washington state, USA, is described. Like its sister species G. leucoxantha, G. persicula has reticulate ascospores with blunt apiculi that form concave depressions resembling a fishtail. Gyromitra persicula is differentiated from G. leucoxantha by its smaller size, peach to buff coloration, and nrDNA ITS. Further collections are required to better understand the distribution and abundance of this discoid Gyromitra, which is currently only known from a small geographic area of temperate rainforest.


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