(Bull.) Ditmar (1809)
Asterophora is a genus of fungi that grow as parasites on mushrooms. The genus contains four species, which have a widespread distribution, especially in temperate areas. The most recently described species, A. salvaterrensis, was found in Pinus pinaster forests in Galicia (northwest Iberian Peninsula). Asterophora species are characterized by the massive production of chlamydospores in their fruit bodies and by the production of carminophilous lysosomes in their basidia. A frequently used but synonymous genus name is Nyctalis. The chlamydospores have been classified in the genus Ugola, which is an anamorphic name.
- "Asterophora Ditmar 1809". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 64. ISBN 0-85199-826-7.
- Blanco-Dios JD (2011). "Asterophora salvaterrensis (Basidiomycota, Agaricales), a new species from Galicia (Spain)". Mycotaxon. 118: 83–88. doi:10.5248/118.83.
- Volk T. (December 2005). "Asterophora lycoperdoides, the star bearing powder cap mushroom". Fungus of the Month. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
Media related to Asterophora parasitica at Wikimedia Commons
|This Agaricales-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article related to parasites is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|