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Acta botánica mexicana

On-line version ISSN 2448-7589Print version ISSN 0187-7151


SIERRA, Sigfrido et al. New records of the genus Scutellinia (Pyronemataceae, Pezizales) for the Mexican mycobiota. Act. Bot. Mex [online]. 2016, n.117, pp.79-89. ISSN 2448-7589.

Background and Aims:

The genus Scutellinia is cosmopolitan. Seven species have been reported in Mexico. A partial taxonomic revision of the genus Scutellinia in the country is presented.


Seven species were studied, using traditional mycological techniques.

Key results:

Three species are cited for the first time in the country: Scutellinia balansae, S. colensoi and S. pennsylvanica. The main characteristics used for species identification in this study are marginal hairs and the ascospore ornamentation. Taxonomic descriptions of the three new records and previously reported species for the country are realized.


The taxonomic knowledge of Scutellinia in Mexico remains scarce, so the development of more studies focused on the fungal systematic in the country is necessary.

Keywords : Fungi; Pezizomycetidae; spore ornamentation; taxonomy.

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