Title

Lactarius cucurbitoides (Russulales, Basidiomycota), a new species from South Korea supported by molecular and morphological data

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Phytotaxon

Publication Date

2015

Volume

205

Issue

3

First Page

168

Last Page

176

Publisher

Magnolia Press

Keywords

ectomycorrhizal fungi, Korea barcode of life, taxonomy, white latex, sp. nov

Abstract

A new species belonging to Lactarius subg. Plinthogalus was discovered during a long-term project on the diversity of KoreanLactarius. This species is proposed here as Lactarius cucurbitoides. The status of L. cucurbitoides as a new species is supported by molecular data and morphological features. Phylogenetic analysis based on internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences shows that L. cucurbitoides is closely related to L. subplinthogalus, L. friabilis, andL. oomsisiensis, with pairwise distances of 2.8–4.3%. Morphological characters of L. cucurbitoides that distinguish it from these closely related species are a pale yellow to pale orange colored pileus and non-discoloration of white latex. The new species is described and illustrated in the present paper.

DOI

10.11646/phytotaxa.205.3.4

Print ISSN

11793155

E-ISSN

11793163

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Lee, H., Park, M. S., Jung, P. E., Fong, J. J., Oh, S.-Y., Verbeken, A., & Lim, Y. W. (2015). Lactarius cucurbitoides (Russulales, Basidiomycota), a new species from South Korea supported by molecular and morphological data. Phytotaxon, 205(3), 168-176. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.205.3.4