Armillaria hinnulea

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Armillaria hinnulea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Physalacriaceae
Genus: Armillaria
Species: A. hinnulea
Binomial name
Armillaria hinnulea
Kile & Watling

Armillaria hinnulea is a species of mushroom in the Physalacriaceae family. This rare species is found only in Australia and New Zealand; in Australia, it is a secondary pathogen (i.e., causing disease only after a primary pathogen has damaged the host) of wet sclerophyll forests,[1] and causes a woody root rot.[2] A 2008 phylogenetic study of Australian and New Zealand populations of A. hinnulea suggests that the species was introduced to New Zealand from Australia on two different occasions, once relatively recently and another time much longer ago.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Ramsfield TD, Power MW, Ridley GS (2008). "A comparison of populations of Armillaria hinnulea in New Zealand and Australia". New Zealand Plant Protection. 61: 41–47. 
  2. ^ Keane PS. (2000). Diseases and Pathogens of Eucalypts. Collingwood, VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing. p. 295. ISBN 0-643-06523-7.  Google Books