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Vol.12(2), pp. 24-27 , February 2018
https://doi.org/10.5897/AJPS2017.1613
ISSN: 1996-0824


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Two Peziza taxa (Peziza proteana f. proteana (Boud.) Seaver and Peziza proteana f. sparassoides (Boud.) Korf) new to Iraq and bordering countries



Talib O. Al-Khesraji
  • Talib O. Al-Khesraji
  • Department of Biology, College Of Education for Pure Sciences, Tikrit University, Iraq
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 Received: 07 October 2017  Accepted: 10 December 2017  Published: 28 February 2018

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The present study reports two Peziza taxa (Pezizaceae/Ascomycota) collected from Al-Alam province in Salahadine Governorate, North Central Iraq, namely, Peziza proteana f. proteana and P. proteana f. sparassoides. Both taxa are reported for the first time from Iraq and for the second time from Asia (including countries bordering Iraq). These two forms of P. proteana are very similar microscopically but deviate macroscopically and both are very rare in the study area. Habit, habitat, macroscopic and microscopic features and season of fruit body appearance of the two taxa are presented.

Key words: Peziza, Peziza proteana f. proteana, Peziza proteana f. sparassoides, Iraq.

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APA Al-Khesraji, T. O. (2018). Two Peziza taxa (Peziza proteana f. proteana (Boud.) Seaver and Peziza proteana f. sparassoides (Boud.) Korf) new to Iraq and bordering countries. African Journal of Plant Science, 12(2), 24-27.
Chicago Talib O. Al-Khesraji. "Two Peziza taxa (Peziza proteana f. proteana (Boud.) Seaver and Peziza proteana f. sparassoides (Boud.) Korf) new to Iraq and bordering countries." African Journal of Plant Science 12, no. 2 (2018): 24-27.
MLA Talib O. Al-Khesraji. "Two Peziza taxa (Peziza proteana f. proteana (Boud.) Seaver and Peziza proteana f. sparassoides (Boud.) Korf) new to Iraq and bordering countries." African Journal of Plant Science 12.2 (2018): 24-27.
   
DOI https://doi.org/10.5897/AJPS2017.1613
URL http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/AJPS/article-abstract/DEABCD055655

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