Clitopilus canariensis (Basidiomycota, Entolomataceae), a new species in the C. nitellinus-complex (Clitopilus subg. Rhodophana) from the Canary Islands (Spain)

Abstract

Clitopilus canariensis is described as a new species belonging to Clitopilus subgenus Rhodophana on the basis of a collection from La Palma, Canary Islands. The new species grows on humus of Cistus monspeliensis and is known from a single site. A photograph of fresh basidiomes of the type-collection and line drawings are provided.

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Our most sincere thanks are due to Dr. M.E. Noordeloos (National Herbarium Nederland, Leiden) and to an anonymous referee for their reviews.

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Vizzini, A., Marie Dähncke, R. & Contu, M. Clitopilus canariensis (Basidiomycota, Entolomataceae), a new species in the C. nitellinus-complex (Clitopilus subg. Rhodophana) from the Canary Islands (Spain). Brittonia 63, 484–488 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12228-011-9187-z

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Key Words

  • Agaricomycetes
  • Agaricales
  • Rhodocybe
  • taxonomy