A Russula (Basidiomycota, Russulales) with an unprecedented hymenophore configuration from northwest Himalaya (India)

Bart BUYCK & Narender S. ATRI

en Cryptogamie, Mycologie 32 (2) - Pages 185-190

Published on 24 June 2011

The authors describe a Russula in section Cyanoxanthinae with a stipe surface that is entirely covered by a hymenial layer in the form of a reticulate-veined extension of the gills all the way down to the stipe base, a hitherto unknown phenomenon in the family Russulaceae. The significance of this finding is discussed.

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