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Marasmius albopurpureus, a new species of section Globulares from Baili Island, China

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Marasmius albopurpureus, a new species belonging to section Globulares, was found on a subtropical island, Baili Island, in southern China. It is characterized by its white to purple rugulose to sulcate pileus, distant and sometimes underdeveloped lamellae, and long basidiospores. It is described, illustrated and compared with similar taxa according to the morphological and molecular data.

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Thanks are given to Dr. Vladimír Antonín for his valuable suggestions to improve this manuscript, and Mr. Ming Zhang for his help in microscopic observations and line drawings. This study was financed by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (No. 2013FY111200) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 31170026, 31370071, 31370072, 31093440).

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Wang, CQ., Li, TH., Huang, H. et al. Marasmius albopurpureus, a new species of section Globulares from Baili Island, China. Mycol Progress 14, 32 (2015).

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