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Schenella simplex
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Geastrales
Family: Geastraceae
Genus: Schenella
T.Macbr. (1911)
Type species
Schenella simplex
T.Macbr. (1911)

S. microspora
S. pityophila
S. romana
S. simplex

  • Pyrenogaster Malençon & Riousset (1977)

Schenella is a genus of fungi in the family Geastraceae. The widely distributed genus contains four species.[2] The genus was circumscribed by Thomas Huston Macbride in 1911.[3] Pyrenogaster, described in 1977,[4] is a later synonym.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b "Schenella T. Macbr. 1911". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2011-02-23.
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 618. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.
  3. ^ Macbride TH (1911). "A new genus of Myxomycetes". Mycologia. 3 (1): 39–40. doi:10.2307/3753654.
  4. ^ Malençon G, Riousset L (1977). "Pyrenogaster pithyopilus G. Malençon et L. Riousset, nouveau genre et nouvelle espèce de Gastéromycète (Geastraceae)". Bulletin de la Société Mycologique de France (in French). 93 (3): 289–311.
  5. ^ Estrada-Torres A, Gaither TW, Miller DL, Lado C, Keller HW (2005). "The myxomycete genus Schenella: morphological and DNA sequence evidence for synonymy with the gasteromycete genus Pyrenogaster". Mycologia. 97 (1): 139–149. doi:10.3852/mycologia.97.1.139.

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