Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 154, Issue 3, pp 325–341

Calcium oxalate crystals inGeastrum

  • Irmgard Krisai
  • Ernst Mrazek

DOI: 10.1007/BF00990131

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


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

Fungi Lycoperdales Geastrales Geastraceae Geastrum Calcium oxalate crystals Mycoflora of Austria 

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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Irmgard Krisai
    • 1
  • Ernst Mrazek
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Botanik der UniversitätWienAustria
  2. 2.WienAustria

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