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Gastrosporium is the sole genus in the fungal family Gastrosporiaceae. It contains two truffle-like species,[2] the type G. simplex, and G. asiaticum. Both the family and genus were circumscribed by Italian mycologist Oreste Mattirolo in 1903.[1]

Gastrosporium
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Gastrosporium simplex
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
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Gastrosporiaceae

Pilát (1934)
Genus:
Gastrosporium

Mattir. (1903)
Type species
Gastrosporium simplex
Mattir. (1903)
Species

G. asiaticum
G. simplex

Synonyms[1]

Leucorhizon Velen. (1925)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Gastrosporium Mattir. :361, 1903". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 274. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.