Entocybe is proposed as a new genus in the Entolomataceae (Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota) based on morphological and molecular evidence

Timothy J. Baroni, Valerie Hofstetter, David L. Largent, Rytas Vilgalys

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Abstract

Morphological and molecular characteristics support the recognition of a well-defined taxonomic group within the Entolomataceae. The distinctive basidiospore form and a three locus DNA analysis separate the species that share these characteristics from other species of Entoloma s. l. We propose here a new genus, Entocybe, to accommodate these taxa.

Keywords

Entoloma; Section Turfosa; new combinations; nlsu; RPB2 and mitSSU sequences; Rhodocybe



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2509/naf2011.006.012

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