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Argynna polyhedron

Argynna polyhedron (Schwein.) Morgan [as 'polyedron'], J. Cincinnati Soc. Nat. Hist. 18: 41 (1895).

Physarum polyhedron Schwein. [as 'polyaedron'], Trans. Am. phil. Soc., New Series 4(2): 257 (1832) [1834].

            Index Fungorum number: IF 140004; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06388, Fig. 1

Description: see Shearer and Crane (1980).

Material examined: see Shearer and Crane (1980).

Fig. 1 Argynna polyhedron (re-drawn from Fig. 1. in Shearer and Crane 1980). a Hymenium. b Ascospores. c Asci and paraphyses. d Branched paraphyses.

Importance and distribution

The type species Argynna polyhedron is mentioned as ‘lost’. Argynna comprises only one species known on old trunks of Juglans (Juglandaceae) in The United States (South Carolina). Shearer et al. (1980) reported a dried culture isolated from a log and grown on corn stalks in The United States (Missouri).



Morgan AP. 1895 – New North American fungi. Journal of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History 18, 36–45.

Shearer CA, Crane JL. 1980 – Taxonomy of two cleistothecial ascomycetes with papilionaceous ascospores. Transactions of the British Mycological Society 75, 193–200.


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