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    Author(s): Clark L. Ovrebo; D. Jean Lodge; M. Catherine. Aime
    Date: 2011
    Source: Mycologia. 103(5): 1102-1109.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    A new species of Cantharocybe, C. brunneovelutina, is described and illustrated from the Orange Walk District of Belize. The species is characterized by the subvelutinous brown pileus, brownish gray stipe and microscopically by cheilocystidia that have prong-like appendages. Analysis of nLSU rDNA sequences relates this species to Cantharocybe gruberi, the sole member of a previously monotypic genus of uncertain placement. We also provide a microscopic description and illustrations of the type collection of Cantharocybe gruberi and compare the two species. Morphological comparisons among Cantharocybe and its sister genus, Cuphophyllus (= Camarophyllus), and allied genera are discussed.

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    Ovrebo, Clark L.; Lodge, D. Jean; Aime, M. Catherine. 2011. A new Cantharocybe from Belize with notes on the type of Cantharocybe gruberi. Mycologia. 103(5): 1102-1109.

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    Keywords

    Agaricomycetes, Hygrophoraceae, Neotropical fungi, rDNA systematics, taxonomy, Tricholomataceae

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