Morganella (fungus)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Morganella
Zeller (1948)
Type species
Morganella mexicana
Zeller (1948)

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  • Lycoperdon subgen. Morganella (Zeller) Jeppson & E.Larss. (2007)[1]

Morganella is a genus of puffball fungi in the family Agaricaceae. The genus name honors American botanist Andrew Price Morgan (1836–1907).[3] The widely distributed genus is prevalent in tropical areas. A 2008 estimate placed nine species in Morganella,[4] but several new species have since been described.


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  1. ^ Larsson E, Jeppson M (2008). "Phylogenetic relationships among species and genera of Lycoperdaceae based on ITS and LSU sequence data from north European taxa". Mycological Research. 112 (1): 4–22. doi:10.1016/j.mycres.2007.10.018. PMID 18207380. 
  2. ^ "Morganella Zeller 1948". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  3. ^ Zeller SM. (1948). "Notes on certain Gasteromycetes, including two new orders". Mycologia. 40 (6): 639–68. doi:10.2307/3755316. JSTOR 3755316. PMID 18102856. 
  4. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 438. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  5. ^ Cortez VG, Calonge FD, Baseia IG (2007). "Rick's species revision 2: Lycoperdon benjaminii recombined in Morganella". Mycotaxon. 102: 425–29. 
  6. ^ da Silva Alfredo D, Baseie IG (2014). "Morganella nuda a new puffball (Agaricaceae, Basidiomycota) in the upland forests of the Brazilian semi-arid region". Nova Hedwigia. 98 (3–4): 459–66. doi:10.1127/0029-5035/2014/0164. 
  7. ^ Alves CR, Cortez VG (2013). "Morganella sulcatostoma sp. nov. (Agaricales, Basidiomycota) from Paraná State, Brazil". Nova Hedwigia. 96 (3–4): 409–17. doi:10.1127/0029-5035/2013/0078. 

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