Abstoma is a genus of gasteroid fungi in the family Agaricaceae. The type species, A. purpureum, was described from New Zealand by mycologist Gordon Herriot Cunningham in 1926.[1] Wright and colleagues transferred A. stuckertii (originally Bovista stuckertii Speg.) to the genus in 1990,[3] but Moreno et al proposed a new combination Disciseda stuckertii in 2007.[4] A. fimbrialis was described from Baja California, Mexico, in 1992.[5] A. townei is found in western and southwest USA and in west Argentina, while A. reticulatum occurs in Australia and the western and southwestern USA.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Cunningham GH. (1927). "Lycoperdaceae of New Zealand". Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 57: 187–217. 
  2. ^ Zeller SM. (1947). "More notes on Gasteromycetes". Mycologia 39 (3): 282–312. JSTOR 3755205. 
  3. ^ Wright JE, Suarez VL. (1990). "South American Gasteromycetes IV. The genus Abstoma". Cryptogamic Botany 1 (4): 372–83. 
  4. ^ a b Moreno G, Esqueda M, Pérez-Silva E, Herrera T, Altés A. (2007). "Some interesting gasteroid and secotioid fungi from Sonora, Mexico" (PDF). Persoonia 19 (2): 265–80. 
  5. ^ Moreno G, Altés A, Ochoa C, Wright JE. (1992). "Abstoma friabilis sp. nov. (Gasteromycetes) from Baja California, Mexico". Mycotaxon 45: 235–40. 
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