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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.306.3.5

A new species and a new combination of Rhodophana (Entolomataceae, Agaricales) from Africa

PABLO P. DANIËLS, TIMOTHY J. BARONI, OUMAROU HAMA, KERRI KLUTING, SARAH BERGEMANN, FELIX INFANTE GARCÍA-PANTALEÓN, MOUSSA BARAGE, DAHIRATOU IBRAHIM

Abstract


Multiple collections of a new member of the Entolomataceae were found in W National Park of Niger during a survey of macrofungi. This new species with a dark reddish brown scaly pileus surface and a yellow stipe belongs in the genus Rhodophana of the Rhodocybe-Clitopilus clade in the Entolomataceae. Using a three-gene analysis of the phylogenetic position of Rhodophana flavipes it is most closely related to the recently described Rhodophana squamulosa from India and is a sister taxon to Rhodophana nitellina and R. melleopallens. Micromorphological examination of the type of Rhodocybe fibulata, another African species with a scaly cap, confirms that it belongs in Rhodophana, thus a new combination Rhodophana fibulata is proposed.


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atp6, rpb2, tef1, molecular phylogeny, Fungi

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