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Published: 2022-07-21

Scleroderma furfuraceum (Boletales, Agaricomycetes)—a new species from the Russian Far East

Southern Scientific Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences, 41 Chehova str., Rostov-on-Don 344006, Russian Federation
White Sea Biological Station, Moscow State University, Primorskiy, 186691, Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation, Yugra State University, 16 Chehova str., Khanty-Mansiysk, 628012, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug–Yugra, Russian Federation
Fungi Gasteroid fungi ITS nrDNA puffballs taxonomy


An investigation of the genus Scleroderma from the Russian Far East was conducted using molecular genetics and morphological methods. A new species, Scleroderma furfuraceum, close to S. citrinum in morphology and ITS nrDNA, is described. The new taxon is also found in Japan, according to a sequence from ectomycorrhizal root tips in GenBank. Another species, S. venenatum, is a new record for Russia. We present the new species with illustrated description and molecular work. A table is provided showing the evolutionary distances between sequences within the ‘citrinum’ clade.


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