Check List 16(1): 53-57, doi: 10.15560/16.1.53
First records of Myriostoma calongei Baseia, Sousa & Martín (Geastraceae, Basidiomycota) in central Brazil
expand article infoCarlos Filipe Camilo-Cotrim, Lucas Leonardo-Silva, Solange Xavier-Santos
‡ Universidade Estadual de Goiás, Anápolis, Brazil
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Myriostoma Desv. is a genus of gasteroid fungi, distinguished from the other star-shaped fungi by the basidioma morphology with multiple pedicels and multi-stomata endoperidium. Studies based on phylogenetic, morphological characteristics and geographical distribution allowed the delimitation of five species in the genus. In Brazil, it is represented by M. calongei Baseia, Sousa & Martín, which distribution was restricted to South and Northeast regions. The present study describes the first records of Myriostoma in central Brazil, including Cerrado biome and Central-West region, thus expanding the known geographic distribution in the country.

Gasteromycetes, gasteroid fungi, geographic distribution, new occurrences