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A Contribution to the Taxonomy of Rhizochaete (Polyporales, Basidiomycota)Author(s): Karen K. Nakasone; Kymberly R. Draeger; Beatriz Ortiz-Santana
Source: Cryptogamie, Mycologie
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionRhizochaete is a small genus of crust fungi that is closely related to Phanerochaete. A new species Rhizochaete belizensis is described, and three new combinations are proposed. Morphological studies and molecular sequence data from two nuclear ribosomal DNA regions (ITS and LSU) support the recognition of R. belizensis which is closely related to R. radicata. Analyses of sequence data also support the transfer of Phanerochaete flava to Rhizochaete. Phanerochaete percitrina from Cameroon and Peniophora rhizomorpho-sulphurea from India are transferred to Rhizochaete based on morphological studies of type specimens. Phanerochaete rubescens from Taiwan is placed in synonymy under R. borneensis. In addition, Phanerochaete mauiensis is redescribed and illustrated. A key to 13 accepted species of Rhizochaete and three morphologically similar species is presented.
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CitationNakasone, Karen K.; Draeger, Kymberly R.; Ortiz-Santana, Beatriz. 2017. A Contribution to the Taxonomy of Rhizochaete (Polyporales, Basidiomycota). Cryptogamie, Mycologie. 38(1): 81-99. https://doi.org/10.7872/crym/v38.iss1.2017.81.
KeywordsType studies, crust fungi, phlebia clade, Phanerochaetaceae
- Rhizochaete, a new genus of phanerochaetoid fungi
- Cryptolepiota, a new sequestrate genus in the Agaricaceae with evidence for adaptive radiation in western North America
- Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Phanerochaete inferred from the internal transcribed spacer region
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