The Families of Mushrooms and Toadstools Represented in the British Isles


L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz


Anamorphic forms occurring (perhaps exclusively, only anamorphs being known).

Morphology. The fruit-bodies (or thalli) not developing asci, probasidia or basidia; (or thalli) erect-branching, the branches flattened; small to medium sized; about 1–4 cm high; brightly pigmented to not brightly pigmented; yellowish-brown, or orange, or red.

The hyphae without clamp connections.

Ecology. Parasitic; on vascular plants (causing ‘leaf felt’). On leaves of Citrus. Found especially in places modified by human activities (in orchards and gardens).

World representation. 2 species. Temperate, widespread.

Classification. Probably Ascomycota.

Illustrations. • Anthina flammea (Berkeley).

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Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2008 onwards. The families of mushrooms and toadstools represented in the British Isles. Version: 6th March 2015.’.