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Cortinarius kashmirensis sp. nov. in Cortinarius sect. Disjungendi (Agaricales) from Pakistan

Fungal Biology and Systematics Laboratory, Institute of Botany, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus-54590, Lahore, Pakistan
Fungal Biology and Systematics Laboratory, Institute of Botany, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus-54590, Lahore, Pakistan
Departament de Botànica i Geologia, Facultat de Ciències Biològiques, Universitat de València, C/ Dr. Moliner 50, E-46100, Burjassot, València, Spain
Fungal Biology and Systematics Laboratory, Institute of Botany, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus-54590, Lahore, Pakistan
Fungi Basidiomycota fungal taxonomy Himalaya new species phylogeny Telamonia


During recent fieldwork at Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Pakistan), many basidiomycetes of the genus Cortinarius were collected from mixed coniferous Himalayan temperate forests. Their morphological characterization and phylogenetic analyses based on ITS and LSU sequence data yielded a well-delimited, new species within C. subgenus Telamonia sect Disjungendi. It is characterized by producing small and dry basidiomata with blackish brown conico-convex pilei when young and uplifted at maturity, dark brown lamellae, a fibrillose stipe and small basidiospores (9.4 × 5.5 µm in average).


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