Kew Bulletin

, 74:8 | Cite as

Lactarius pleuromacrocystidiatus (Russulaceae), a novel species from India

  • Priyanka UniyalEmail author
  • Kanad Das
  • R. P. Bhatt


Lactarius pleuromacrocystidiatus is proposed here as a new species in Lactarius subgen. Plinthogalus. It was collected from western Himalaya and is characterised by a radially rugose, yellowish-brown to light brown pileus and the presence of white latex which turns pale orange on the gills and yellow on the context, and the presence of pleuromacrocystidia (an uncommon feature in Lactarius subgen. Plinthogalus). A detailed morphological description and ITS-based phylogenetic trees are accompanied by illustrations and comparisons with allied species.

Key Words

Basidiomycota ITS phylogeny Russulales taxonomy 



The authors are grateful to the Head, Department of Botany & Microbiology, HNBGU, Srinagar Garhwal for providing facilities for the study. KD also thanks the Director, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata for providing facilities. PU thanks UGC for providing a Fellowship. Help rendered from Mr Aniket Ghosh, Mr Tahir Mehmood and Mr Upendra Singh during the field surveys is duly acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Botany & MicrobiologyH.N.B. Garhwal UniversitySrinagar, GarhwalIndia
  2. 2.Botanical Survey of IndiaCryptogamic UnitHowrahIndia

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