First report of the fleshy mushroom Trichaleurina javanica (Rehm) M. Carbone et al. (Ascomycota: Pezizales: Chorioactidaceae) from southern India

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Munuswamy Kumar
Sekar Nithya
Antony Agnes Kayalvizhi


Trichaleurina javanica was collected from tropical dry evergreen forests, located in the southeastern coastal belt of India. This is the first report of the species from southern India.  Trichaleurina javanica is a fleshy and rubbery cup-like mushroom, brownish-grey in colour with a brilliant yellowish-orange disc.  The identification is supported using morphological and microscopical characters.  It is one of the less known wild edible mushrooms belonging to Ascomycota.

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Sekar Nithya, Department of Botany, Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600059, India.

Nithya is a Post Graduate student at the Department of Botany, Madras Christian College. She is doing her research project in mycology

Antony Agnes Kayalvizhi, Department of Botany, Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600059, India.

Agnes Kayalvizhi, did her M. Phil research at the Department of botany Madras Christian College. She is doing her research work in Mycology on Ascomycetous fungi of the campus


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