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New Red Species of Lachnum From the Tropics

TitleNew Red Species of Lachnum From the Tropics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsCantrell, SA, Haines, JH
JournalMycological Research 101

Two new tropical species of Lachnum with red or reddish hymenia are described. Lachnum euterpes occurs on fronds of the palm Prestoea (= Euterpe) and L. victoriani is described from coriaceous leaves of dicotyledonous trees. A full description of each new species is given along with a brief discussion of the morphological differences distinguishing it from other species with which it could be confused. New combinations in Lachnum are made for the tropical fern-inhabiting species Dasyscyphus ulei and D. chermisinus.