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Published: 2016-10-12

Lactifluus rajendrae sp. nov. (Russulaceae) from India

Department of Botany & Microbiology, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal – 246174, Uttarakhand
Cryptogamic Unit, Botanical Survey of India, P.O.- B. Garden, Howrah 711103, West Bengal
Department of Botany, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal – 741235,
Department of Botany & Microbiology, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal – 246174, Uttarakhand
Department of Botany & Microbiology, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal – 246174, Uttarakhand
macrofungi novel taxon phylogeny Russulales taxonomy western Himalaya Fungi

Abstract

Lactifluus rajendrae (L. sect. Albati), growing under Pinus in coniferous forest of Uttarakhand is presented in this communication as a new species. It is characterized by a white pileus with greenish tinge, crowded lamellae, white acrid latex and occurrence under Pinus roxburghii. A detailed morphological description coupled with the illustrations for this novel species, ITS-based phylogenetic support, and a provisional key to the species of Lactifluus sect. Albati are provided.