Multigene sequencing provides a suitable epitype, barcode sequences and a precise systematic position for the enigmatic, African Cantharellus miniatescens

Bart BUYCK, Terry W. HENKEL, Bryn T. M. DENTINGER, Olivier SÉNÉ & Valérie HOFSTETTER

en Cryptogamie, Mycologie 37 (3) - Pages 269-282

Published on 30 September 2016

This article is a part of the thematic issue Special Issue: Cantharellus

Cantharellus miniatescens is lectotypified. An epitype sequenced for four gene regions (LSU, mitSSU, RPB2 and Tef1-alpha) is selected among recent collections from Cameroon and Central African Republic and fully described and illustrated. Complete ITS sequences have been deposited as barcodes. The systematic position is determined using a multigene phylogenetic analysis which places this species in Cantharellus subg. Pseudocantharellus in agreement with its morphological features.

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