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Molecular phylogeny and morphological characterization revealed Lepiota brunneoaurantia, a new species in L. sect. Stenosporae from Margalla Hills, Pakistan

Department of Botany, Division of Science and Technology, University of Education, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan
Department of Botany, Division of Science and Technology, University of Education, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan
Department of Botany, Division of Science and Technology, University of Education, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan
ITS lepiotaceous fungi nrDNA saprobic taxonomy Fungi

Abstract

Lepiota brunneoaurantia sp. nov. was collected from the Margalla Hills, Pakistan. This species was characterized by an orangish brown pileus with a dark brown umbo, presence of orangish upturned, crowded squamules, close off-white lamellae having lameullae of variable lengths, small (5.6 × 2.5 µm), oblong to ellipsoid basidiospores and clavate cheilocystidia. Comparative study based on morphology and molecular phylogeny revealed that it is distinct from already known taxa in the genus and represent a new species.

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