Four new species of Amanita in Inje county, Korea
Hangug Gynnhaghoi, Korean Society of Mycology
Amanita, Molecular sequence analyses, Mt. Jeombong, New species identification, Poisonous mushrooms
Amanita (Agaricales, Basidiomycota) is one of the most well-known genera composed of poisonous mushrooms. This genus of almost 500 species is distributed worldwide. Approximately 240 macrofungi were collected through an ongoing survey of indigenous fungi of Mt. Jeombong in Inje County, Korea in 2014. Among these specimens, 25 were identified as members of Amanita using macroscopic features. Specimens were identified to the species level by microscopic features and molecular sequence analyses of the internal transcribed spacer and large subunit of nuclear ribosomal RNA. We molecularly identified 13 Amanita species, with seven species matching previously recorded species, four species (A. caesareoides, A. griseoturcosa, A. imazekii, and A. sepiacea) new to Korea, and two unknown species.
This work was supported by Inje County (Investigation of Inje Biological Resources) and the National Institute of Biological Resources under the Ministry of Environment (Survey and excavate Korean indigenous fungal species, Project No.: NIBR201501205).
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Cho, H. J., Park, M. S., Lee, H., Oh, S.-Y., Jang, Y., Fong, J. J., & Lim, Y. W. (2015). Four new species of Amanita in Inje county, Korea. Mycobiology, 43(4), 408-414. doi: 10.5941/MYCO.2015.43.4.408