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Mycol Res. 2006 Oct;110(Pt 10):1227-31. Epub 2006 Oct 2.

A new Sparassis species from Spain described using morphological and molecular data.

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  • 1Centro de Capacitación e Experimentación Agraria de Lourizán, Lourizán, Pontevedra, Spain.


Sparassis miniensis, collected in Pinus pinaster forests in Galicia (northwest Iberian Peninsula) is described as a new species, based on morphological and molecular data. Sparassis miniensis is morphologically distinct from all other species in the genus Sparassis based on scattered flabellae, which are strongly laciniated, azonate, and arise from an orange to rose-purplish base. The sporadic presence of clamp connections is restricted to subhymenial hyphae. Molecular data from LSU-rDNA, ITS and partial gene coding RNA polymerase subunit II (rpb2) suggest a close relationship between the new species S. miniensis and S. brevipes, another European species producing large fruiting bodies but with entire flabellae and no clamp connections.

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