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Xanthagaricus caeruleus, a new species with ink-blue lamellae from southeast China


Hosen, MI and Song, Z-P and Gates, G and Li, T-H, Xanthagaricus caeruleus, a new species with ink-blue lamellae from southeast China, Mycoscience, 59, (2) pp. 188-192. ISSN 1340-3540 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2017 The Mycological Society of Japan. Published by Elsevier

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.myc.2017.10.003


Xanthagaricus caeruleus, a new species of Agaricaceae from southeast China is described and illustrated. It is characterized by its small basidiomata with a pileus covered by grayish lilac to grayish violet squamules, pallid white lamellae when young becoming pastel blue to ink-blue or blackish blue with age, greenish gray to grayish brown basidiospores, and epithelial pileipellis which is composed of agglutinated globose to subglobose, rarely clavate to ellipsoidal thin-walled cells. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the new species is unique and distinct from other known species within the genus Xanthagaricus. Detailed description, color photos and illustrations of the new species are presented.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:fungal taxonomy, China, East Asian mushroom, Hymengaricus, molecular phylogeny
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant biology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Gates, G (Dr Genevieve Gates)
ID Code:123009
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-12-11
Last Modified:2018-05-08
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