A new species of Trichia from Australia

Mycologia. 2012 Nov-Dec;104(6):1517-20. doi: 10.3852/12-093. Epub 2012 Jun 6.


A new species of Trichia (myxomycetes) was collected during surveys for myxomycetes carried out in Nothofagus cunninghamii forests in western Tasmania in May 2008 and a similar survey carried out in a N. morrei forest in New South Wales in May 2009. This new species, T. brimsiorum, is described and illustrated. It resembles T. decipiens in overall shape and size of the sporocarps but has smaller spores and the ornamentation of the capillitium is different.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Magnoliopsida / parasitology*
  • Myxomycetes / classification*
  • Myxomycetes / cytology
  • Myxomycetes / isolation & purification
  • New South Wales
  • Phenotype
  • Spores, Protozoan / classification
  • Spores, Protozoan / cytology*
  • Spores, Protozoan / isolation & purification
  • Tasmania
  • Trees