, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 309–311 | Cite as

Validation of Aseroë coccinea (Phallales, Phallaceae)

  • Taiga Kasuya


Aseroë coccinea, an invalid name for a Japanese phalloid, is formally validated. Morphological features of A. coccinea are described and illustrated. This fungus is well distinguishable from the other known species of Aseroë by 7–9 bright red arms dispersed radially on the apex of the receptacle, not bifurcating but simple, and consisting of a single tubulate chamber.

Key words

Aseroë coccinea Japan Nom. inval. Validation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Plant Parasitic MycologyInstitute of Agriculture and Forestry, University of TsukubaIbarakiJapan

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