The Families of Mushrooms and Toadstools Represented in the British Isles

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Tetragoniomycetaceae

Morphology. The fruit-bodies producing deciduous propagules, each comprising a tetrad of cells with thick walls, this developing from the probasidium and circumventing development of basidium and basidiospores.

The hyphal walls lamellate, with a thin, electron-dense outer layer and a relatively thick, electron-transparent inner layer. The hyphae with dolipore septa.

Ecology. Parasitic; on other fungi.

British representation. 1 species in Britain; Tetragoniomyces.

World representation. 1 species; genera 1. North America.

Classification. Basidiomycota; Basidiomycetes; Tremellomycetidae; Tremellales.


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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. delta-intkey.com’.

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