Mycological Progress

, 15:20 | Cite as

Cortinarius majestaticus comb. nov.: phylogenetic evidence for the transfer of Descolea majestatica to Cortinarius

Original Article

Abstract

Descolea majestatica is an agaric with features described as intermediate between the genera Descolea Singer and Rozites P. Karst. (≡ Cortinarius). Molecular phylogenetic analysis of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS), large ribosomal subunit (LSU) and RNA polymerase second largest subunit (RPB2) sequences indicates that D. majestatica is nested within the genus Cortinarius, with its closest relative a sequestrate Cortinarius species from Argentina. Taxonomic recombination is made to restore the monophyly of Cortinarius and Descolea.

Keywords

Basidiomycota Cortinariaceae Molecular phylogenetics New Zealand 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

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