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Three new Laccaria species from Southwest China (Yunnan)

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In this paper descriptions of three new Laccaria species from Southwest China (Yunnan) are reported. Macromorphological, micromorphological, and molecular data have been studied to describe the new species and delineate them within the genus Laccaria. The first species Laccaria fulvogrisea is characterized by a grey to brownish coloured fruiting body and large echinulate spores. Laccaria aurantia is characterized by the deeply orange colour and globose balloon-like spores with a fine echinulate ornament. The third species Laccaria yunnanensis has large barrel-shaped pleurocystidia and a brownish to flesh-coloured fruiting body. All three species have 4-spored basidia and were found near or within Quercus and Lithocarpus mixed broad leaved forests at an altitude of above 2,000 m.

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We are very grateful for the funding by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Integrative Fungal Research (IPF). Furthermore, we have to thank the scientific associates from the Kunming Institute of Botany, the members of the Dept. Systematic Botany, and the members of the Ailaoshan Subtropical Forest Ecological Research Station for their hospitality. Many thanks to the Mycology group of the University of Marburg, especially Volker Walther for redrawing figures, as well as the reviewers for their contributions.

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Popa, F., Rexer, KH., Donges, K. et al. Three new Laccaria species from Southwest China (Yunnan). Mycol Progress 13, 998 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11557-014-0998-7

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