Tulostoma ahmadii, a new species found in the subtropical pine forest of Malakand, Pakistan, is described and illustrated. It is characterized by parallel to squamulose deep reddish brown scales on stipe with bulbous base, warty exoperidium, and tubular and relatively large-sized basidiospores. Macro- and microscopic features along with sequence data demonstrated that Tulostoma ahmadii is a distinct species from other members of Tulostoma. T. Squamosum, which is represented here as a new record for the country, has also been characterized on a molecular basis.
ITS, Malakand, new species, stalked puffballs, Tulostoma
HUSSAIN, SHAH; YOUSAF, NOUSHEEN; AFSHAN, NAJAM-UL-SEHAR; NIAZI, ABDUL REHMAN; AHMAD, HABIB; and KHALID, ABDUL NASIR
"Tulostoma ahmadii sp. nov. and T. squamosum from Pakistan,"
Turkish Journal of Botany: Vol. 40:
2, Article 10.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/botany/vol40/iss2/10