Order Geastrales K. Hosaka & Castellano

[earthstars and allies]

This order is said to have 7 genera and 64 species but Geastrum has 88 accepted epithets on Index Fungorum. Several new species are being discovered around the world.

  1. Geastraceae (Geastrum, Myriostoma)
  2. Sclerogastraceae
  3. Schenellaceae
  4. Sphaerobolaceae (Sphaerobolus)

Taxon Details and Links

  • Geastrales K. Hosaka & Castellano, Mycologia 98 (6): 957 (2006). Type: Geastrum Pers. 1794.
DNA studies show that some species, such as Geastrum triplex, are more than one species.
Tree of Life (2008)
Hibbett, D. S., R. Bauer, M. Binder, A. J. Giachini, K. Hosaka, A. Justo, E. Larsson, K. H. Larsson, J. D. Lawrey, O. Miettinen, L. Nagy, R. H. Nilsson, M. Weiss, R. G. Thorn. 2014. Agaricomycetes. Pp. 373–429 In: Systematics and Evolution, Second Edition, The Mycota VII Part A. (D. J. McLaughlin and J. W. Spatafora, Eds.), Springer Verlag. [Chapter 14 and complete volume PDF at Hibbett Lab Publications.]
Hosaka, K., S. T. Bates, R. E. Beever, M. A. Castellano, W. Colgan III, L. S. Domínguez, E. R. Nouhra, J. Geml, A. J. Giachini, S. R. Kenney, N. B. Simpson, J. W. Spatafora, J. M. Trappe. 2006. Molecular phylogenetics of the gomphoid-phalloid fungi with an establishment of the new subclass Phallomycetidae and two new orders. Mycologia 98:949–959. DOI: 10.1080/15572536.2006.11832624
Hosaka K. and M. A. Castellano. 2008. Molecular phylogenetics of Geastrales with special emphasis on the position of Sclerogaster. Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science, Series B 34: 161-173. [PDF available at CiNii, Japan]
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Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2017 Nov 23). Geastrales - MycoGuide. Retrieved from https://mycoguide.com/guide/fungi/basi/agar/geas

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