Six species of Cystangium, a genus of
sequestrate taxa related to Russula, were collected
in Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) during autumn
2001. Two species, C. depauperatum Singer & A.H.
Sm. and C. nothofagi (E. Horak) Trappe, Castellano &
T. Lebel, were already known from this region, while
four new species,...
Truffles have evolved from epigeous (aboveground) ancestors in nearly every major lineage of fleshy fungi. Because accelerated rates of morphological evolution accompany the transition to the truffle form, closely related epigeous ancestors remain unknown for most truffle lineages. This is the case for the quintessential truffle genus Tuber, which includes...