Mycological Progress

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 21–31 | Cite as

Boletus roseoflavus, a new species of Boletus in section Appendiculati from China

  • Haibo LiEmail author
  • Hailong Wei
  • Huazheng Peng
  • Hongmei Ding
  • Liling Wang
  • Liang He
  • Lizhong Fu
Original Article


Boletus roseoflavus is described as a new species based on morphological and molecular studies of the type collection and additional materials. Boletus roseoflavus is morphologically distinct from other related species (B. regius, B. appendiculatus, and B. speciosus) by its light pink, pink, or rosy pileus, lemon yellow or golden yellow context, and lemon yellow or light yellow, enlarged download stipe with yellow reticulation. Phylogenetic analyses based on ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer regions and nuclear large subunit ribosomal RNA indicate that B. roseoflavus belongs to Boletus section Appendiculati.


Morphology Taxonomy Molecular phylogeny Boletus sect. Appendiulati 



This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, China (Grant Nos. Y3100345, Y3090380, Y3110048, and Y3110530) and the Project of Innovation team construction and Talents cultivation on Forest food research (Grant No. 2012F20012). We are very grateful to Dr. Zhu L. Yang and Dr. R. H. Petersen for providing us with specimens, reviewing the manuscript, and giving valuable suggestions. We also thank Dr. Xiang-Hua Wang for providing valuable materials used in this study; the herbarium of the National Botanical Garden of Belgium for sending us Boletus specimens on loan; the University of Tennessee Herbarium and Herbarium WU, Institute of Botany, University of Vienna, for lending us specimens on loan and permitting us to extract DNA from the materials; and the Herbarium of Cryptogams, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, for providing us B. speciosus specimens on loan. We greatly appreciate the assistance of Ms. Xiaoxia Sun and Dr Hepeng Li (Zhejiang Forestry Academy) in the preparation of the line-drawings.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haibo Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hailong Wei
    • 1
  • Huazheng Peng
    • 1
  • Hongmei Ding
    • 2
  • Liling Wang
    • 1
  • Liang He
    • 1
  • Lizhong Fu
    • 1
  1. 1.Zhejiang Forestry AcademyHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Zhejiang Chinese Medical UniversityHangzhouChina

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