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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.406.2.4

Ganoderma shanxiense, a new species from northern China based on morphological and molecular evidence

HONG LIU, LI-JIE GUO, SU-LING LI, LI FAN

Abstract


Ganoderma shanxiense is described from Shanxi Province, northern China. It resembles a species of the G. lucidum complex in the appearance of the basidiomata but differs in the basidiospores which have a tapering and obtuse rather than truncate end. The multilocus phylogeny based on ITS, tef1α, rpb1 and rpb2 sequences supports G. shanxiense as a distinct species but closely related to G. lucidum and its allies. A key to the species of Ganoderma lucidum complex in China is presented.


Keywords


Taxonomy, basidiomycetes, multigene phylogeny, Fungi

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