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Vasileios Kaounas

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September 1994 - June 1998
FORESTRY AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT
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Two new tricharinoid species, Paratricharina confusa and Hellenicoscyphus hyalotrichus, are described and illustrated based on collections from Spain and Greece. The morphological features are compared with the most closely related species, especially Paratricharina poiraultii. A multigene analysis showing their taxonomic position is presented and...
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A new species of Genea from southern Italy on the basis of morphological and genetics studies. Photographs of fresh specimens and of microcharacters, as well as line-drawings and philogenetic tree is also provided.
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Context With the term "below ground fungι" we refer to fungi that form hypogeous or semi hypogeous fruiting bodies creating mycorrhizae, a symbiotic association between a fungus and a plant. Most hypogeous fungi form mycorrhizae, with few exceptions. A spherical potato-like shape, is the most common form of below ground fungal fruitbodies, resultin...
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A comprehensive morphological and genetic study of type material and new collections of sequestrate Russulales species formerly belonging to the genera Arcangeliella, Elasmomyces, Gymnomyces, Hydnangium, Hymenogaster, Macowanites, Martellia, Secotium and Zelleromyces is here undertaken, for the purpose of providing a complete taxonomical revision o...
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Knowledge on the diversity of hypogeous sequestrate ascomycetes is still limited in the Balkan Peninsula. A new species of truffle, Tuberpulchrosporum , is described from Greece and Bulgaria. Specimens were collected from habitats dominated by various oak species (i.e. Quercusilex , Q.coccifera , Q.robur ) and other angiosperms. They are morphologi...
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A multigene phylogenetic analysis of Genabea, Myrmecocystis and related genera in Pyronemataceae was conducted to establish genetically supported generic limits. The nuc rDNA 28S gene, translation elongation factor 1-α (TEF1) and RNA polymerase II second largest subunit gene (RPB2) significantly supported the monophyly of several distinct genera of...
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In this work, new information is provided on seven interesting and uncommon Basidiomycetes of Greece: Agaricus pseudolutosus, Coprinopsis cordispora, Coprinopsis strossmayeri, Crepidotus macedonicus, Lactarius mediterraneensis, Panaeolus guttulatus, Panaeolus subfirmus. Their presentation consists of descriptions of the above mentioned specimens, w...
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A new species of Genea from southern Italy is described on the basis of morphological and genetic studies. Photographs of fresh specimens and of microcharacters, as well as line-drawings and a phylogenetic tree are also provided.
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Thanks to the study of the original material of Stephensia peyronelii Mattir., recently discovered in the herbarium of the university of Turin, we propose a new combination in the genus Barssia. The work is accompanied by micrographs, an old plate by O. Mattirolo and an updated key to the genus Barssia.
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Most Terfezia species establish mycorrhizal symbiosis with plants from family Cistaceae, mainly with perennial and annual Helianthemum species and with trees from different phyla (Bordallo et al. 2013). The soils of desert truffles show a remarkable variability that reflects the climatic conditions in which they form. Terfezia species (or their hos...
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A new species of Genea Vittad. from Greek forests of Abies cephalonica is proposed based on morphological and genetic studies. Macroscopic images of fresh specimens, as well as observations made under optical microscopes, drawings, a 28S rDNA phylogenetic tree and a small key are provided. Περίληψη: Ένα νέο είδος της Genea Vittad. από την Ελλάδα πρ...
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Data on the occurrence of macrofungi in the islands of the Aegean Archipelago are still scarce and fragmentary. Although the islands of Lesvos and Agios Efstratios (northeast Aegean Sea) are of particular biogeographic interest by serving as "land-bridge" between Asia Minor and Europe, very limited information is available regarding their fungal di...
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We constructed a comprehensive phylogeny of the genus Genea, with new molecular data from samples collected in several countries in temperate and Mediterranean Europe, as well as North America. Type specimens and authentic material of most species were examined to support identifications. The molecular identity of the most common species in Genea w...
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In this work, new information is provided on five interesting and uncommon Ascomycetes of Greece: Pseudoboubovia benkertii, Leucoscypha patavina, Pithya cupressina, Pulvinula archeri and Sowerbyella radiculata. The presentation consists of descriptions of the above specimens, which were collected in different Greek areas, and is accompanied by illu...
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Two new species of Terfezia, Terfezia grisea and Terfezia cistophila, are documented from Spain and Greece, based on morphology and ITS-rDNA sequence data. Macro and micro descriptions with illustrations and ITS phylogenetic data for the two species are provided, which are discussed in relation to similar species in this genus and their host plants...
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A new species of Barssia (Helvellaceae) is described from Greece based on morphological and genetic studies. Macroscopic images of fresh specimens, as well as observations made under optical microscopes, drawings and a 28S nLSU phylogenetic tree are provided. The present work is also accompanied by a brief discussion and a key to the known species...
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Vasileios KAOUNAS Triantafyllos TSAMPAZIS Carlo AGNELLO Ascomycete.org, 7 (2) : 97-100. Avril 2015 Mise en ligne le 2/04/2015 Summary: Description and illustration of Urnula mediterranea recently and newly registered in Greece. Several specimens collected in two different Greek areas are reported, and accompanied by illustrations of both macro-and...
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Here we revisit the species diversity within the genus Genea in Europe. Nine new species are proposed: Genea brunneocarpa, G. compressa, G. dentata, G. fageticola, G. oxygala, G. pinicola, G. pseudobalsleyi, G. pseudoverrucosa, and G. tuberculata to accommodate new collections that do not match any previously described taxa. The new species are des...
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Ascomycete.org, 6 (1) : 1-4. Mars 2014 Mise en ligne le 15/03/2014 Summary: Two hypogeous Ascomycetes recently observed in Greece are presented: Hydnotrya tulasnei and Mattirolomyces terfezioides. Descriptions based on specimens found are given, accompanied by macrosco-pic and microscopic images. Σύνοψη: Παρουσιάζονται δύο υπόγειοι Ασκομύκητες που...
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The author describes and presents three new species for Greece, Helvella helvellula, Helvella juniperi and Helvella semiobruta, recently discovered in this. The presentation consists of a description based on specimens found, accompanied by macroscopic and microscopic images.
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This paper discusses two hypogeous ascomycetes recently recorded in Greece, Ela-phomyces muricatus and Fischerula macrospora. Descriptions based on the samples that were found are provided, accompanied by macroscopic and microscopic images.
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This paper discusses two hypogeous ascomycetes recently recorded in Greece, Elaphomyces muricatus and Fischerula macrospora. Descriptions based on the samples that were found are provided, accompanied by macroscopic and microscopic images.
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The noteworthy hypogeous fungus Stephensia bombycina is recorded for the first time for the mycota of Bulgaria and Greece. Description is provided, based upon the collected specimens, accompanied by illustrations of the macro-morphological and the microscopic features of the species.
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Tuber asa and T. gennadii. A close morphological study of two species often confused in the past with a brief historical bibliographic summary Carlo AGNELLO Vasileios KAOUNAS Via A. Gramsci 11 Sokratous 40 I-72023 Mesagne TK 19016, Artemis Attiki-Greece agnellocarlo@libero.it bkaounas@yahoo.gr Ascomycete.org, 3 (4) : 65-74. Novembre 2011 Mise en li...
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Th is work provides new information about fi ve interesting and uncommon hypogeous fungi from Greece – Balsamia vulgaris, Geopora clausa, Hydnocystis piligera, Sclerogaster compactus and Wakefi eldia macrospora. Descriptions of the fi ve species are included based upon Greek collections, accompanied by colour macro-and microphotographs, and molecul...
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Several samples of Delastria rosea, Fischerula macrospora and Hydnocystis piligera from the Mediterranean basin are studied, and the first molecular data of these species are reported. A colour plate showing the external morphology of their ascomata is also included.
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Three very rare species: Ruhlandiella berolinensis, Genabea cerebriformis and Helvella astieri are descriibed. The collections were made under different plants in the Attica region of mainland Greece, in winter. The descriptions are accompanied by colour photographs of ascomata and photographs as well as line drawings of the relative microanatomica...

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Inventory of macrofungi in selected Aegean islands and coastal regions of southeastern Greece. Exploration of the ECM macrofungal component in typical Eastern Mediterranean vegetation types, including Quercus ilex, Q. coccifera, Pinus spp. forests and shrub-lands dominated by Cistus spp.