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Published: 2019-10-08

Aureoboletus rubellus, a new species of bolete from Jiangxi Province, China

College of Life Science, Jiangxi Science & Technology Normal University, 330013, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
Key Laboratory for Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 650201, Kunming, Yunnan, China
College of Life Science, Jiangxi Science & Technology Normal University, 330013, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
Boletaceae Boletoideae phylogeny taxonomy Fungi

Abstract

Aureoboletus rubellus is described as a new species based on morphological characters and molecular evidence. It is characterized by a brownish red pileal surface, yellowish context, ovoid to nephroid spores, cystidia covered with a pale yellow refractive substance, and a trichodermal pileipellis. Multi-gene analyses based on nrLSU, rpb1 and rpb2 also confirmed it belongs to the genus Aureoboletus. Morphological illustrations and descriptions are provided herein.