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Open Access Craterellus excelsus sp. nov. from Guyana

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Craterellus excelsus (Cantharellaceae, Cantharellales, Basidiomycota) is described from the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana, where it occurs in rain forests dominated by ectomycorrhizal Dicymbe spp. (Caesalpiniaceae). Craterellus excelsus is noteworthy for its tall (up to 150 mm), persistent, abundant basidiomata that develop in large caespitose clusters. Macromorphological, micromorphological, and habitat data are provided for the new species.

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Keywords: GUIANA SHIELD; MONODOMINANT FOREST; TAXONOMY; TROPICAL FUNGI

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 31 March 2009

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