Leotiaceae

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Leotiaceae
Leotia viscosa 57215.jpg
Leotia viscosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Leotiomycetes
Order: Leotiales
Family: Leotiaceae
Corda (1842)
Type genus
Leotia
Pers (1794)
Genera

Alatospora
Geocoryne
Gelatinipulvinella
Leotia
Pezoloma
Potridiscus

The Leotiaceae are a family of fungi in the order Leotiales. Species in this family are saprobic, and have a wide distribution, especially in temperate regions.[1] The family contains 7 genera and 34 species.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM (2007). Fungal Families of the World. Wallingford, UK: CABI. pp. 185–86. ISBN 0-85199-827-5. 
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 369. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.