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


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.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Fig. 1
Fig. 2

Literature Cited

  1. Baroni, T. J. 1981. A revision of the genus Rhodocybe Maire (Agaricales). Nova Hedwigia, beih. 67: 1–194.

    Google Scholar 

  2. ——— & G. M. Gates. 2006. New species of Rhodocybe (Entolomataceae, Agaricales) from Tasmania. Australian Systematic Botany 19: 343–358.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. ——— & R. Halling. 1992. New species of Rhodocybe from South America with a key to species. Mycologia 84: 411–421.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. ——— & E. Horak. 1994. Entolomataceae in North America III: new taxa, new combinations and notes on species of Rhodocybe. Mycologia 86: 138–145.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. ——— & D.L. Largent. 1989. The genus Rhodocybe: new combinations and a revised key to section Rhodophana in North America. Mycotaxon 34: 47–53.

    Google Scholar 

  6. ——— & S. A. Redhead. 1985. Clitopilus fuscogelatinosus and Rhodocybe carlottae new species in the Entolomataceae (Agaricales) from Canada. Canadian Journal of Botany 64: 1450–1452.

  7. Bidaud, A. & M. Contu. 2007. Rhodocybe infundibuliformis, una nuova specie della sez. Rhodophana raccolta in Francia. Rivista di Micologia 50: 313–318.

    Google Scholar 

  8. Clémençon, H. 2004. Cytology and Plectology of the Hymenomycetes. Bibliotheca Mycologica 199: 1–488.

    Google Scholar 

  9. Co-David, D., D. Langeveld & M. E. Noordeloos. 2009. Molecular phylogeny and spore evolution of Entolomataceae. Persoonia 23: 147–176.

    PubMed  Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  10. Consiglio, G. & M. Contu. 2006. Rhodocybe cuprea (Basidiomycetes, Entolomataceae). Una specie critica della sezione Rhodophana. Rivista di Micologia.49: 129–135.

    Google Scholar 

  11. ——— & ———. 2008. Rhodocybe hausknechtii, una nuova specie della sezione Rhodophana dall’Italia settentrionale. Rivista di Micologia 51: 15–21.

  12. Contu, M. 2009. Studi sul genere Clitopilus (incl. Rhodocybe) 1 – Prima segnalazione in Italia di Clitopilus blancii comb. nov., nuove raccolte di Clitopilus giovanellae, iconografia di Clitopilus carneolus comb. nov. e ulteriori nuove combinazioni. Bollettino AMER 77–78 (2–3): 15–31.

    Google Scholar 

  13. ——— & M. Bon. 1991. Champignons de Sardaigne (trois nouvelles espèces). Documents Mycologiques 81: 41–45.

    Google Scholar 

  14. Esteve-Raventos, F. 2001. Rhodocybe subcaespitosa sp. nov. (Entolomataceae, Agaricales) found in Spain. A.M.B., Italy. Centro Studi Micologici, Micologia 2000 (AMB): 177–183.

    Google Scholar 

  15. Favre, J. 1960. Catalogue descriptif des Champignons Supérieurs de la Zone Subalpine du Parc National Suisse. Ergebn. Wiss. Untersuch. Schweiz. Natn. Parks 6: 323–610.

    Google Scholar 

  16. Henkel, T. W., M. C. Aime, D. L. Largent & T. J. Baroni. 2010. The Entolomataceae of the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana III: new species of Rhodocybe. Mycoscience 51: 23–27.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  17. Horak, E. 1978. Notes on Rhodocybe Maire. Sydowia 31: 58–80.

    Google Scholar 

  18. ———. 1979. Fungi agaricini Novazelandiae VII. Rhodocybe Maire. New Zealand Journal of Botany 17: 275–281.

    Google Scholar 

  19. Kornerup, A. & J. H. Wanscher. 1978. Methuen handbook of colour, 3rd edn. Eyre Methuen & Co., Ltd., London.

  20. Noordeloos, M. E. 1983. Notulae ad floram agaricinam neerlandicam. I–III. Marasmiellus, Macrocystidia and Rhodocybe. Persoonia 12: 29–49.

    Google Scholar 

  21. ———. 1988. Rhodocybe Maire. Flora Agaricina neerlandica 1. Pp. 77–82. In: C. Bas, Th.W. Kuyper, M.E. Noordeloos & E.C. Vellinga (eds.), A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

  22. Orton, P. D. 1960. New check list of British Agarics and Boleti, part III. Notes on genera and species in the list. Transactions of the British Mycological Society 43(2): 159–439.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  23. Singer, R. & L. Digilio. 1951. Prodromo de la flora agaricina argentina. Lilloa 25: 1–462.

    Google Scholar 

Download references


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

Author information



Corresponding authors

Correspondence to Alfredo Vizzini or Rose Marie Dähncke.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

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).

Download citation

Key Words

  • Agaricomycetes
  • Agaricales
  • Rhodocybe
  • taxonomy