SCLEROGONE Warcup, 1990 (Mycological Research 94: 176); 1 species (Warcup, 1990; Yao et al., 1996 — ILLUS).
Sporocarps small, hard, composed of interwoven hyphae that are compact and thick-walled; few zygospores present. Suspensors, opposed, evanescent.
Type species: S. eucalypti
Species of Sclerogone:
S. eucalypti Warcup, 1990 (Mycol. Res. 94:176).
Warcup (1990) mentioned a single collection of S. eucalypti in his description. Yao et al. (1996) examined this specimen and found that each sporocarp contained from 1 to 10 zygospores. Sclerogone eucalypti has a wide host range (Warcup, 1990). This fungus has been grown on agar medium (as Endogone eucalypti) but apparently it did not sporulate (Warcup, 1975).
Warcup, J.H. 1975. A culturable Endogone associated with eucalypts, pp. 53-63. In: F.E. Sanders, B. Mosse, and P.B. Tinker (Eds.). Endomycorrhizas. Academic Press, London.
Warcup, J.H. 1990. Taxonomy, culture and mycorrhizal association of some zygosporic Endogonaceae. Mycol. Res. 94: 173-178.
Yao, Y.-J., D.N. Pegler, and T.W.K. Young. 1996. Genera of Endogonales. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. 229 p.
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