Fungal Diversity

, Volume 81, Issue 1, pp 1–24 | Cite as

Four new genera of the fungal family Boletaceae

  • Gang Wu
  • Kuan Zhao
  • Yan-Chun Li
  • Nian-Kai Zeng
  • Bang Feng
  • Roy E. Halling
  • Zhu L. YangEmail author


Based on our previous molecular phylogenetic analyses, four new genera are described, namely Baorangia, Lanmaoa, Parvixerocomus, and Rugiboletus, and one known genus, Neoboletus, is re-delimitated. Four new species and nine new combinations are proposed. Morphological characters of each genus and related eleven species are described and illustrated. Most of species in the genera described from southwestern China are wild edible mushrooms and can be found in free markets.


Boletaceae Boletes New lineages Taxonomy 



The authors thank the New York Botanical Garden (NY), Buffalo Museum of Science (BUF), and Dr. Li-Ping Tang, Xiao-Fei Shi, Mr. Xiao-Bin Liu, Ms Qing Cai, Ms Yan-Jia Hao, and Ms Jiao Qin (Kunming Institute of Botany, KIB) for loaning or providing valuable specimens. Thanks are also given to Prof. Tai-Hui Li (Guangdong Institute of Microbiology) for his assists in field work in Guangdong Province. Dr. R. Kirschner (Department of Life Sciences, National Central University) is acknowledged for his discussion on Latin names. The authors are also grateful to the anonymous reviewers for constructive comments and suggestions. This work was supported by the Funds for International Cooperation and Exchange of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31210103919), the Fundamental Research Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology, China (2013FY110400), and the CAS/SAFEA International Partnership Program for Creative Research Teams. RE Halling thanks the National Science Foundation (USA) for funding under grants DEB-9972018, DEB-0414665 and DEB-1020421, and the National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration in grants 7341–02 and 8457–08.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gang Wu
    • 1
  • Kuan Zhao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yan-Chun Li
    • 1
  • Nian-Kai Zeng
    • 1
  • Bang Feng
    • 1
  • Roy E. Halling
    • 3
  • Zhu L. Yang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of SciencesKunmingChina
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Institute of Systematic BotanyNew York Botanical GardenBronxUSA

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