Mycological Progress

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 915–921 | Cite as

Cortinarius beeverorum, a new species of sequestrate Cortinarius from New Zealand

  • David Allan Orlovich
  • Xin Yue Wang
  • Teresa Lebel
Original Article

Abstract

Cortinarius peraurantiacus is a truffle-like fungus associated with Leptospermum. In the protologue of this species, a second, morphologically different but closely related form is mentioned, found in association with Nothofagus s.l. Phylogenetic analysis of ITS sequences indicates that both the Leptospermum-associated and Nothofagus-associated forms are nested within Cortinarius, but are distinct species. Cortinarius peraurantiacus is closely related to Protoglossum luteum. The southern beech-associated form is sister to an undescribed truffle-like species from Tasmania, and together are related to the New Zealand native mushroom Cortinarius dulciolens. Cortinarius beeverorum is described and illustrated to accommodate the southern beech-associated form.

Keywords

Cortinarius Taxonomy Truffle-like 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Allan Orlovich
    • 1
  • Xin Yue Wang
    • 1
  • Teresa Lebel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  2. 2.Landcare ResearchAucklandNew Zealand

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