Mycological Progress

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 667–674 | Cite as

The Caloscyphaceae (Pezizomycetes, Ascomycota), with a new genus

  • Donald H. Pfister
  • Carlo Agnello
  • Angela Lantieri
  • Katherine F. LoBuglio
Original Article


The family Caloscyphaceae with a single genus, Caloscypha, has been considered to include a single species, C. fulgens. Study of an overlooked second species, Caloscypha incarnata from North Africa and Italy, using SSU, LSU rDNA, and morphology allows placement of this species in a new genus, Kallistoskypha, in the Caloscyphaceae. This fungus is found in association with Eucalyptus species. The species was recently redescribed from Spain under the name Marcelleina parvispora. Caloscypha fulgens, the type species of the genus Caloscypha, shows sequence variation from across its range.


Eucalyptus Marcelleina parvispora Conifer pathogen 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald H. Pfister
    • 1
  • Carlo Agnello
    • 2
  • Angela Lantieri
    • 3
  • Katherine F. LoBuglio
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard University Herbaria and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary BiologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.MesagneItaly
  3. 3.Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Section of Plant BiologyUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

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