Fungal Diversity

, Volume 58, Issue 1, pp 215–226

Borofutus, a new genus of Boletaceae from tropical Asia: phylogeny, morphology and taxonomy

Authors

  • Md. Iqbal Hosen
    • Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of Sciences
    • University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Bang Feng
    • Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of Sciences
  • Gang Wu
    • Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of Sciences
    • University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Xue Tai Zhu
    • Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of Sciences
    • University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Yan Chun Li
    • Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of Sciences
    • Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of Sciences
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s13225-012-0211-8

Cite this article as:
Hosen, M.I., Feng, B., Wu, G. et al. Fungal Diversity (2013) 58: 215. doi:10.1007/s13225-012-0211-8

Abstract

A new monotypic genus in the Boletaceae, Borofutus, typified by B. dhakanus, is described using morphological and molecular evidence. This is a putatively ectomycorrhizal fungus associated with Shorea robusta. Borofutus is characterized by the combination of the following characters: basidiomata small to medium-sized; pileus grayish brown to cocoa brown; hymenophore subdecurrent, cream then golden brown, with broad, nearly hexagonal pores; basidiospores purple to purplish red in H2O, ornamented with irregular to regular shallow pits; cystidia lageniform, thick-walled. Borofutus is sister to Spongiforma in molecular phylogenetic analyses using DNA nucleotide sequences of single or multiple loci. A description, line drawings, phylogenetic placement and comparison with allied taxa are presented herein.

Keywords

BoletesDipterocarpaceaeMultiple gene analysisNew fungal taxon

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