Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/30699
Title: Morchella australiana sp. nov., an apparent Australian endemic from New South Wales and Victoria
Contributor(s): Elliott, Todd F  (author)orcid ; Bougher, Neale L (author); O'Donnell, Kerry (author); Trappe, James M (author)
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.3852/13-065
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/30699
Abstract: An abundant fruiting of a black morel was encountered in temperate northwestern New South Wales (NSW), Australia, during a mycological survey in Sep 2010. The site was west of the Great Dividing Range in a young, dry sclerophyll forest dominated by Eucalyptus and Callitris north of Coonabarabran in an area known as the Pilliga Scrub. Although the Pilliga Scrub is characterized by frequent and often large, intense wildfires, the site showed no sign of recent fire, which suggests this species is not a postfire morel. Caps of the Morchella elata-like morel were brown with blackish ridges supported by a pubescent stipe that became brown at maturity. Because no morel has been described as native to Australia, the collections were subjected to multilocus molecular phylogenetic and morphological analyses to assess its identity. Results of these analyses indicated that our collection, together with collections from NSW and Victoria, represented a novel, genealogically exclusive lineage, which is described and illustrated here as Morchella australiana T. F. Elliott, Bougher, O’Donnell & Trappe, sp. nov.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Mycologia, 106(1), p. 113-118
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1557-2536
0027-5514
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 310308 Terrestrial ecology
310705 Mycology
310411 Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 180601 Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
180606 Terrestrial biodiversity
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Appears in Collections:Journal Article
School of Environmental and Rural Science

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