Battarrea is a genus of mushroom-producing fungi. The genus used to be classified in the family Tulostomaceae[2] until molecular phylogenetics revealed its affinity to the Agaricaceae. Species of Battarrea have a peridium (spore sac) that rests atop an elongated, hollow stipe with a surface that tends to become torn into fibrous scales. Inside the peridium, the gleba consists of spherical, warted spores, and a capillitium of simple or brached hyphal threads that have spiral or angular thickenings. The genus is named after Italian priest and naturalist Giovanni Antonio Battarra.[3]


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  1. ^ Welwitsch F, Currey F. (1868). Transactions of the Linnaean Society of London 26. pp. 279–94. 
  2. ^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM. (2007). Fungal Families of the World. CAB International. p. 363. ISBN 978-0-85199-827-5. 
  3. ^ Rea C. (1922). British Basidiomycetae: A Handbook to the Larger British Fungi. Cambridge University Press Archive. p. 53. 
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