Maasoglossum, a basal genus in Geoglossomycetes

Vincent P. Hustad, Andrew N. Miller

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The genus Maasoglossum is examined using morphology, ecology, and molecular systematics of the internal transcribed spacer region and large subunit of the nuclear ribosomal RNA gene, all of which support the placement of Maasoglossum among the basal members of Geoglossomycetes. The morphology of the genus extends the range of ascocarp and ascospore development in Geoglossomycetes. The ecology and conservational significance of the genus is discussed, a nomenclatural transfer of Geoglossum aseptatum to Maasoglossum is made, and an emended description of Maasoglossum is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)572-579
Number of pages8
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015


  • Ascomycota
  • Earth tongues
  • Geoglossum
  • Phylogenetics
  • Systematics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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