Mycological Progress

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 405–414 | Cite as

Four new species of Hydnobolites (sequestrate Pezizaceae, Ascomycota) from China

  • Ting Li
  • Meng Chen
  • Yu-Yan Xu
  • Li FanEmail author
Original Article


Four new species Hydnobolites canaliculatus, Hydnobolites roseus, Hydnobolites shanxiensis, and Hydnobolites yunnanensis are described from China. Morphologically, H. canaliculatus is characterized by the large, strongly folded ascomata and canal-like gleba; H. roseus is distinguished from other Hydnobolites species by its small and pink-white or yellow-white ascomata, usually with distinct rose tints; H. shanxiensis is diagnosed by the small, light yellow-brown ascomata, and ascospores ornamented with alveolate-reticulum with deep meshes; H. yunnanensis differs by its large ascomata and solid gleba with whitish veins. An ITS-based phylogenetic analysis supports the erection of the four new species. A key for Hydnobolites species from China is provided.


Hypogeous fungi Pezizomycotina Phylogeny Taxonomy Truffle Four new species 


Funding information

The study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31270058, 31750001), the Beijing Natural Science Foundation (No. 5172003), and Capacity Building for Sci-Tech Innovation-Fundamental Scientific Research Funds (025185305000/198).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Life ScienceCapital Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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