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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Hymenochaetales
Family: Repetobasidiaceae
Genus: Muscinupta
Redhead, Lücking & Lawrey (2009)
Type species
Muscinupta laevis
(Fr.) Redhead, Lücking & Lawrey (2009)

Thelephora muscigena Pers. (1801)
Auricularia muscigena (Pers.) Mérat (1821)
Cantharellus laevis Fr. (1821)
Thelephora vulgaris Pers. (1822)
Cyphella muscigena (Pers.) Fr. (1838)
Calyptella muscigena (Pers.) Quél. (1886)
Arrhenia muscigena (Pers.) Quél. (1888)
Chaetocypha muscigena (Pers.) Kuntze (1891)
Cyphella laevis (Fr.) S. Lundell (1953)
Leptoglossum laeve (Fr.) W.B.Cooke (1961)
Lachnella muscigena (Pers.) G.Cunn. (1963)
Cyphellostereum laeve (Fr.) D.A.Reid (1965)

Muscinupta is a fungal genus that produces small white delicate fan-shaped to cupulate fruitbodies on mosses. It is monotypic, containing the single species Muscinupta laevis.[2] The type species is better known under the name Cyphellostereum laeve[3][4] but Cyphellostereum is a basidiolichen.


The name Muscinupta refers to both its moss host and an allution to the marriage of the fungus with the moss together with its veil-like properties on the moss.


  1. ^ "Muscinupta laevis (Fr.) Redhead, Lücking & Lawrey 2009". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2011-10-05. 
  2. ^ Lawrey JD, Lücking R, Sipman HJ, Chaves JL, Redhead SA, Bungartz F, Sikaroodi M, Gillevet PM (2009). "High concentration of basidiolichens in a single family of agaricoid mushrooms (Basidiomycota: Agaricales: Hygrophoraceae)". Mycological Research. 113 (10): 1154–71. doi:10.1016/j.mycres.2009.07.016. PMID 19646529. 
  3. ^ Reid, D.A. (1965). "A monograph of the stipitate stereoid fungi". Beih. Nova Hedwigia. 18: 1–382. 
  4. ^ Redhead, S.A. (1984). "Arrhenia and Rimbachia, expanded generic concepts and a reevaluation of Leptoglossum with emphasis on muscicolous North American taxa". Canadian Journal of Botany. 62 (5): 865–892. doi:10.1139/b84-126.