Mycological Progress

, Volume 16, Issue 8, pp 811–821 | Cite as

Hodophilus (Clavariaceae, Agaricales) species with dark dots on the stipe: more than one species in Europe

  • Slavomír AdamčíkEmail author
  • Soňa Jančovičová
  • Brian P. Looney
  • Katarína Adamčíková
  • Gareth W. Griffith
  • Thomas Læssøe
  • Pierre-Arthur Moreau
  • Alfredo Vizzini
  • P. Brandon Matheny
Original Article


Hodophilus atropunctus is traditionally defined as the only species of this genus with dark brown or black dots on the stipe. Multi-locus phylogenetic reconstruction recognised two distinct clades morphologically corresponding to this species concept. The limited morphological description in the protologue of H. atropunctus and absence of a type specimen were limitations in an assignment of this name to one of the recognised phylogenetic species. The emended species concept and the selection of a neotype are based on careful analyses of the colour of the basidiomata and how this changes during maturation and drying. The name H. atropunctus is assigned to the paler of the two species which also shows colour change across the pileus and along the length of the stipe when dry. The second darker species is described here as new, H. variabilipes, but only seven out of 14 collections examined belonging to this taxon had distinct dark coloured dots on the stipe surface.


Agaricoid Camarophyllopsis Multi-locus phylogeny Morphology Type studies 



The authors would like to thank Matúš Adamčík, Katarína Devánová, David Harries, Juraj Hermann, Christophe Lécuru, Paul Pirot and Václav Kautman for their contribution of specimens, photographs and/or assistance with field work. We also thank the staff and curators of the herbarium at K for a loan of herbarium material. The research of SA, KA and SJ was granted by the national grant Vega 02/0075/14 and a grant from Slovak-American Foundation to SA. The research of SA and GG was supported by Stapledon fellowship and Natural Resources Wales Grant REF Project: GU9433. TL was supported by a grant to the Danish Atlas Project from Aage V. Jensens Naturfond.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Slavomír Adamčík
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Soňa Jančovičová
    • 3
  • Brian P. Looney
    • 2
  • Katarína Adamčíková
    • 4
  • Gareth W. Griffith
    • 5
  • Thomas Læssøe
    • 6
  • Pierre-Arthur Moreau
    • 7
  • Alfredo Vizzini
    • 8
  • P. Brandon Matheny
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Botany, Plant Science and Biodiversity CenterSlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.Department of Ecology and Evolution BiologyUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Botany, Faculty of Natural SciencesComenius University in BratislavaBratislavaSlovakia
  4. 4.Branch for Woody Plants Biology, Institute of Forest EcologySlovak Academy of Sciences ZvolenNitraSlovakia
  5. 5.IBERSAberystwyth UniversityAberystwythUK
  6. 6.Natural History Museum of Denmark/Department of BiologyKøbenhavn ØDenmark
  7. 7.Université de Lille, Fac. Pharma. Lille, Laboratoire IMPECSLilleFrance
  8. 8.Department of Life Sciences and Systems BiologyUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

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