Macrolepiota Aberdarense, A New Edible Mushroom from Kenya

Date

2018

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Publisher

Current Research in Environmental & Applied Mycology

Abstract

A new Macrolepiota species from the Aberdare Forest in Kenya is described and illustrated. The larger basidiomata with yellow brownish to brownish granular squamules, distinct umbo, larger basidia and smaller ellipsoid basidiospores form remarkable features that separate this species from previously published members belonging to the genus Macrolepiota. The phylogenetic analyses based on ITS-rDNA sequences further supported this distinction.

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Article

Keywords

Agarics, ITS rDNA, morphology, phylogeny, taxonomy

Citation

Otieno, D. O. (2018). Macrolepiota aberdarense, a new edible mushroom from Kenya. Current Research in Environmental & Applied Mycology (Journal of Fungal Biology), 8(2), 247-253.

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