Mycological Progress

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 227–234

Lactarius sanguifluus versus Lactarius vinosus — Molecular and morphological analyses


DOI: 10.1007/s11557-006-0060-5

Cite this article as:
Nuytinck, J. & Verbeken, A. Mycol Progress (2003) 2: 227. doi:10.1007/s11557-006-0060-5


Lactarius vinosus is often considered as a variety of L. sanguifluus. Morphological (especially macroscopical characters and spore-ornamentation) and molecular arguments (based on ITS-sequencing) are given here to treat it as a separate species. Its relationship to closely related species of Lactarius section Deliciosi is discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dpt. Biology, Group MycologyGhent Univ.GhentBelgium