Authors: SAMINA SARWAR, SANA JABEEN, ISHTIAQ AHMAD, BRYN DENTINGER, ABDUL NASIR KHALID
Abstract: Morphology and phylogenetic analyses using the ITS and LSU regions of nrDNA were carried out on bolete collections belonging to Boletus s. str., originating from the Himalayan region of Pakistan. The phylogenetic analysis outlined the existence of previously unknown species of this genus. It is described here as Boletus himalayensis . Illustrations of the macroscopic characters and the microscopic features of the new species are provided. The distinction of B. himalayensis from allied species is discussed.
Keywords: Boletus s. str., molecular analysis, morphology, phylogeny, taxonomy
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