Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 154, Issue 3, pp 325–341

Calcium oxalate crystals inGeastrum

Authors

  • Irmgard Krisai
    • Institut für Botanik der Universität
  • Ernst Mrazek
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00990131

Cite this article as:
Krisai, I. & Mrazek, E. Pl Syst Evol (1986) 154: 325. doi:10.1007/BF00990131

Abstract

Calcium oxalate crystals are reported for the first time in fiveGeastrum species,G. badium, G. berkeleyi, G. pectinatum, G. pedicellatum andG. striatum, and are illustrated by SEM photographs. Crystal shape, distribution within the genus, precise position in the carpophore, and significance in respect to physiology and taxonomy are discussed.

Key words

FungiLycoperdalesGeastralesGeastraceaeGeastrumCalcium oxalate crystalsMycoflora of Austria

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