Podoserpula miranda

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Podoserpula miranda
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Amylocorticiales
Family: Amylocorticiaceae
Genus: Podoserpula
P. miranda
Binomial name
Podoserpula miranda

Podoserpula miranda is a species of fungus in the family Amylocorticiaceae. Found in New Caledonia, it was first provisionally described in 2009,[2] but officially published in 2013.[3] It's commonly called the Barbie pagoda fungus[4] due to its pale pink color and multi-tiered appearance. The species epithet miranda means 'wonderful' in Latin.[4]

It grows in the soil and is associated with Arillastrum gummiferum.[5]


  1. ^ "Podoserpula miranda". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017. This taxon has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List, but is in the Catalogue of Life: Podoserpula miranda Buyck, Duhem, Eyssart. & Ducousso, 2012
  2. ^ Ducoussou, Marc; Proust, Sylvie; Vigier, Denis; Eyssartier, Guillaume (2009). "Podoserpula miranda nom prov., une nouvelle espèce de champignon très spectaculaire découverte en Nouvelle-Calédonie" [Podoserpula miranda prov. name, a spectacular new fungus species discovered in New-Caledonia] (PDF). Bois et Forêts des Tropiques (in French). 302 (4): 74–5. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  3. ^ Buyck B, Duhem B, Eyssartier G, Ducousso M (2012). "Podoserpula miranda sp. nov. (Amylocorticiales, Basidiomycota) from New Caledonia". Cryptogamie, Mycologie. 33 (4): 453–51. doi:10.7872/crym.v33.iss4.2012.453.
  4. ^ a b Wheeler, Quentin; Pennak, Sara (April 30, 2013). "Chapter 1: Pretty Counts: The Prettiest New Species". What on Earth?: 100 of Our Planet's Most Amazing New Species (PDF)|format= requires |url= (help). PLUME. pp. 20–21. ISBN 9780698148321. OCLC 937576280. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Podoserpula miranda". Index Fungorum. Index Fungorum Partnership. 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.

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