, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 227-234

Lactarius sanguifluus versus Lactarius vinosus — Molecular and morphological analyses

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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.