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Published: 2021-09-09

Stropharia populicola (Strophariaceae, Agaricales), a new species from China

Shanxi Institute for Functional Foods, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taiyuan 030031, China
College of Life Science, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China
College of Life Science, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China
Shanxi Institute for Functional Foods, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taiyuan 030031, China
Taxonomy phylogeny roundhead mushroom edible fungus North China Fungi


Stropharia populicola sp. nov., found during autumn under Populus spp. in Shanxi Province of North China, is described and illustrated. Stropharia populicola is similar and closely related to S. jilinensis and S. scabella but can be distinguished from the latter two species by the acanthocytes commonly present in the hymenium. Phylogenetic analysis supports its taxonomic position in the genus Stropharia.


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