Punjabia Wächter & A. Melzer, gen. nov. (Fig. 84)

Index Fungorum number: MB 831468; Facesoffungi number: FoF

Type species: Punjabia pakistanica (Usman & Khalid) Wächter & A. Melzer. See Fig. 82.

Etymology: Named after the Pakistani province of Punjab with the type locality.

Description: Basidiomata medium-sized, terrestrial. Pileus strongly plicate, with greenish tones, “light yellow green, greyish-greenish-yellow” (Hussain et al. 2018). Veil sparse, composed of subglobose and globose cells with slightly thick- ened walls. Spores medium-sized, broadly ellipsoid to slightly ovoid in frontal view, dark, germ pore central. Basidia 4- spored. Marginal cells of the lamellar edge subcylindrical, utriform, with some crystals at the apex. Pleurocystidia absent. Pileocystidia present. Clamps present.


Coprinellus pakistanicus Usman & Khalid; Ref.v.: MEL 2382843A in accordance with LAH35322 (Hussain et al. 2018)

Fig. 42 Super collapsed phylogram of the complete family Psathyrellaceae incl. outgroup

Fig. 82 Punjabia pakistanicus, holotype; Photographs: M. Usman

Fig. 84 Phylogram part of the genera Hausknechtia, Olotia, Punjabia, Cystoagaricus, Typhrasa and Kauffmania; position in tree see Fig. 42