Cortinarius subsalor and C. tibeticisalor spp. nov., two new species from the section Delibuti from China

PeerJ. 2021 Sep 20;9:e11982. doi: 10.7717/peerj.11982. eCollection 2021.


Cortinarius subsalor and C. tibeticisalor, belonging to the section Delibuti, are described from China as new to science. Cortinarius subsalor has been found to be associated with Lithocarpus trees in subtropical China and resembling C. salor, but it differs from the later by having slender basidiomata and the narrower basidiospores. Cortinarius tibeticisalor was collected from eastern Tibetan Plateau, associated with Abies. It differs from other species within sect. Delibuti by having olive tinge of mature or dried basidiomata and bigger basidiospores. The molecular data also support C. subsalor and C. tibeticisalor as new species. The phylogenetic analyses and biogeography of sect. Delibuti are discussed and a key to the species of this section currently known in the world is provided.

Keywords: Agaricales; Biogeography; ITS; Myxacium; New taxon; Phylogeny; Taxonomy.

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Grant support

This study was supported by the China Agriculture Research System (No. CARS20), Overseas Expertise Introduction Project for Discipline Innovation (No. D17014), National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31270072), the Special Funds for the Young Scholars of Taxonomy of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. ZSBR-001), the National Key Research and Development program of China (No. 2019YFC1604703). The work of Bálint Dima was supported by the ELTE Thematic Excellence Program 2020 (TKP2020-IKA-05) financed by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office. There was no additional external funding received for this study. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.