A newly discovered Glomalean fungus, Scutellospora spinosissima, collected from acidic tropical soils with very low nutrient status and, in places, predominantly cyperaceous vegetation, is described and illustrated. Copyright 1998 Annals of Botany Company.

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Biological Research and Imaging Laboratory, 2 Penny Hedge, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 7TB, UK Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC), Centro de Ecología, Apartado 21827, Caracas, 1020-A, Venezuela Instituto de Estudios Avanzados (IDEA), Parque Central, Apartado Postal 17606, Caracas, 1015-A, Venezuela