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Henkel, Terry W., M. Catherine Aime & Heather K. Mehl. Craterellus excelsus sp. nov. from Guyana. Mycotaxon 107: 201–208. 2009.

ABSTRACT: Craterellus excelsus (Cantharellaceae, Cantharellales, Basidiomycota) is described from the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana, where it occurs in rain forests dominated by ectomycorrhizal Dicymbe spp. (Caesalpiniaceae). Craterellus excelsus is noteworthy for its tall (up to 150 mm), persistent, abundant basidiomata that develop in large caespitose clusters. Macromorphological, micromorphological, and habitat data are provided for the new species.

KEYWORDS: monodominant forest, tropical fungi, taxonomy, Guiana Shield
   
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