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Published: 2022-08-04

A new species, Russula luteolamellata (Russulaceae, Russulales) from China

College of Life Science, Capital Normal University, Beijing, 100048, China.
College of Life Science, Capital Normal University, Beijing, 100048, China.
College of Life Science, Capital Normal University, Beijing, 100048, China.
Ectomycorrhizal fungi new taxon taxonomy Fungi


A new species of Russula subgenus Brevipedum, Russula luteolamellata, is described from the Yanshan Mountains in northern China based on morphology and phylogenetic analysis of the nrITS and nrLSU-RPB2-mtSSU gene regions. Russula luteolamellata is characterized by the yellowish to pale orange pileus, white to yellowish lamella with a few rust-colored spots at the margin, a low density of warts on the basidiospores, and pileocystidia that turn gray in sulfovanillin. Detailed morphological and habitat comparisons of Chinese species in subgenus Brevipedum are given.


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