Volvariella turcica, a new species from Turkey, and a multigene phylogeny of Volvariella

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A new species of Volvariella, collected from Aydın Province on the coast of the Aegean Sea in southwestern Turkey, is described as Volvariella turcica, sp. nov., based on morphology and multigene molecular analysis of three nuc rDNA gene regions: internal transcribed spacer ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 (ITS), 28S, and 18S. The new species was found in forests dominated by Pinus brutia and Quercus coccifera and mainly characterized by small basidiomata with a white pileus covered with pale ochre center and an ochre-discoloring volva, small basidiospores, lageniform pleurocystidia, balloon-shaped to clavate cheilocystidia, and stipitipellis hairs that are cylindrical or cylindrical-tortuous with subcapitate or lobe-like projections. A comprehensive description, illustrations, and line drawings are provided, and comparison with morphologically similar and phylogenetically related species is discussed.

Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)577-587
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - 2020

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Funding Information:
This study was financed by the General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies (TAGEM), the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Turkey (Project No. TAGEM14 /AR-GE/40). We are grateful to Ji?? Mit??ek and Hana ?ev??kov? for the loan of the specimens of V. krizii from the herbarium of the Moravian Museum in Brno, Czech Republic (BRNM), and the Botanical Museum, University of Oulu, Finland (OULU), for the loan of V. reidii. We also thank the reviewers and editors for their important comments, suggestions, and edits that improved earlier versions of the manuscript.

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