Authors: ARUN KUMAR DUTTA, SOUMITRA PALOI, PRAKASH PRADHAN, KRISHNENDU ACHARYA
Abstract: Russula kanadii (Russulaceae, Basidiomycota) is described as a new species from West Bengal, India, and is assigned to the subgenus Heterophyllidia, section Heterophyllae, and subsection Virescentinae. A comprehensive description, photographs, and comparisons with morphologically similar and phylogenetically related species are provided. Inferences of its phylogenetic relationships within the genus are provided based on the sequence of the nuclear internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region.
Keywords: Macrofungi, taxonomy, West Bengal
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