Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 66, No S1 (2009)

Lagarobasidium calongei (Aphyllophorales, Basidiomycota), a new species of corticioid fungi from Azores Islands

Margarita Dueñas
Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Spain

M. Teresa Telleria
Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Spain

Ireneia Melo
Jardim Botânico (MNHN), Universidade de Lisboa/CBA-FCUL, Portugal

María P. Martín
Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Spain


On the base of morphologic and molecular studies, a new species of the genus Lagarobasidium (Aphyllophorales, Basi - diomycota), is described and illustrated. This new species was collected on Pico Island (Azores) and is characterized by having two types of cystidia, clavate leptocystidia and cylindrical skeletocystidia, and smooth, thick-walled spores. It is compared with Lagarobasidium detriticum (Bourdot) Jülich and L. cymosum (D.P. Rogers & H.S. Jacks.) Jülich, until now the only two species of the genus.


Corticiaceae; mycobiota; taxonomy; Atlantic Islands; Macaronesia

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