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Itajahya galericulata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Phallales
Family: Phallaceae
Genus: Itajahya
Møller (1895)
Type species
Itajahya galericulata
Møller (1895)

Itajahya galericulata
Itajahya hornseyi
Itajahya rosea

  • Alboffiella Speg. (1898)
  • Itajahya Møller ex Baseia & T.S.Cabral (2013)

Itajahya is a fungal genus in the family Phallaceae. The genus, widespread in tropical and subtropical areas,[2] contains three species. Characters in this genus include a white calyptra (tissue which covers the top of the fruit body to which the gleba is attached), and lamellate plates covered with gleba. The gleba has a white mottled surface, and the cap appears wig-like when removed of the gleba. The thick, stout stalk has many chambered walls.[3] The species Itajahya rosea, formerly classified in the genus Phallus, was transferred to Itajahya in 2012 when molecular phylogenetic analysis revealed that it was not closely related to other Phallus species.[4]


  1. ^ "Synonymy: Itajahya Möller". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 346. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  3. ^ Long WH, Stouffer DJ (1943). "Studies in the Gasteromycetes: IX. The genus, Itajahya, in North America". Mycologia. 35 (6): 620–8. doi:10.2307/3754905. 
  4. ^ Cabral TS, Marinho P, Goto BT, Baseia IG (2012). "Abrachium, a new genus in the Clathraceae, and Itajahya reassessed". Mycotaxon. 119: 419–29. doi:10.5248/119.419. 

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