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Genea coronata (Pyronemataceae, Pezizales) ...
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In: Sydowia 73, (2021): 1-12; ISSN 0082-0598, DOI 10.12905/0380.sydowia73-2020-0001, Published online on September 25, 2020

Genea coronata (Pyronemataceae, Pezizales), a cryptic new species in a highly polymorphic genus

Pablo Alvarado1,*, Jean-Baptiste Pérez2, Nicolas Van Vooren3, Torsten Bernauer4,5, Gunnar Hensel6 & Markus Scholler4

1 ALVALAB, Dr. Fernando Bongera st., Severo Ochoa bldg. S1.04, 33006 Oviedo, Spain
2 153, av. Général Leclerc, 54500 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
3 36, rue de la Garde, 69005 Lyon, France
4 State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe, Erbprinzenstr. 13, 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany
5 Black Forest National Park, Alexanderschanze, Kniebisstraße 67, 72250 Freudenstadt-Kniebis, Germany
6 Alte Lauchstädter Str. 22, 06217 Merseburg, Germany
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Alvarado P., Pérez J.-B., Van Vooren N., Bernauer T., Hensel G. & Scholler M. (2020) Genea coronata (Pyronemataceae, Pezizales),
a cryptic new species in a highly polymorphic genus. – Sydowia 73: 1–12.
The new species, Genea coronata, is proposed to accommodate specimens characterized by very small black fruitbodies growing
in late spring, with spores smaller than 32 µm and ornamented with irregularly conical to fang-like, subcapitate or mucronate
warts. The new species is described based on collections found in France, Germany and Spain, and compared with other morphologically
similar and genetically related species. No evident synapomorphic features could be found that help to discriminate it
from the previously described G. dentata, but the two species are genetically distant based on sequences of ITS rDNA, 28S rDNA
and tef1. A brief discussion of intraspecific morphological and genetic variability in the genus Genea is provided.

Keywords: Genea dentata, Ascomycota, hypogeous, truffle, Europe. – 1 new species.