Synandromyces telephani, originally described from Argentina and subsequently recorded (immature specimens only) from Guatemala, Jamaica, and Trinidad, is reported from Illinois, U.S.A. Characteristics of the genus Synandromyces are reviewed and compared with those of two nearly related genera, Acompsomyces and Stemmatomyces. A key to the nine known species of Synandromyces is presented. Development of the relatively gigantic, determinate, two-celled trichogyne of S. telephani is described and illustrated from the Illinois collections. Trichogyne morphology and other thallus characteristics are discussed in relation to their possible significance in assessing relationships among Acompsomyces, Stemmatomyces, Synandromyces, and other genera of Laboulbeniales.
Benjamin, Richard K.
"Synandromyces Telephani (Ascomycetes: Laboulbeniales) from Illinois and Development of its Trichogyne,"
Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany:
4, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/aliso/vol10/iss4/2
© 1984 Richard K. Benjamin
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