New Russulaceae species in south-east Queensland

Boddington, M. and Dearnaley, J. D. and Lebel, T. and Leonard, P. (2014) New Russulaceae species in south-east Queensland. In: 2014 Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Mycological Society, 21-23 April 2014, Brisbane, Australia.

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Russula species are ectomycorrhizal basidiomycetes common throughout Australian woodlands. Molecular and morphological examination of Russula specimens from various sites in South-east Queensland has uncovered a number of phylogenetically diverse and potentially undescribed specimens. At this stage, most of these remain as individual specimens. However, several specimens have been grouped into project species. In this presentation, two potentially new species of Russula will be described. Both species are widespread on red to black clay soils in the Toowoomba region and appear to be phylogenetically related to each other. Project species 1 has a white stipe which developed a pink flush after collection and red to pink centrally depressed cap with white gills. The spores of this species were subglobose, white and ornamented with amyloid warts connected in short chains. The second species, project species 3, is macroscopically similar, differing with its larger size, purple-pink cap colour, and rougher cap texture. Its spores are globose to subglobose, white and ornamented with small amyloid warts connected in short chains. Continued molecular and morphological studies of the Russula species of South-east Queensland may uncover more novel Australian species.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Lecture)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Oral presentation - only Abstract printed, as provided here.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2016 23:32
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 03:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: Russula, phylogenetics, taxonomy
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences

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