Lactarius cucurbitoides (Russulales, Basidiomycota), a new species from South Korea supported by molecular and morphological data
ectomycorrhizal fungi, Korea barcode of life, taxonomy, white latex, sp. nov
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.
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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