Hodophilus (Clavariaceae, Agaricales) species with dark dots on the stipe: more than one species in Europe


Journal Article

© 2017, German Mycological Society and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany. Hodophilus atropunctus is traditionally defined as the only species of this genus with dark brown or black dots on the stipe. Multi-locus phylogenetic reconstruction recognised two distinct clades morphologically corresponding to this species concept. The limited morphological description in the protologue of H. atropunctus and absence of a type specimen were limitations in an assignment of this name to one of the recognised phylogenetic species. The emended species concept and the selection of a neotype are based on careful analyses of the colour of the basidiomata and how this changes during maturation and drying. The name H. atropunctus is assigned to the paler of the two species which also shows colour change across the pileus and along the length of the stipe when dry. The second darker species is described here as new, H. variabilipes, but only seven out of 14 collections examined belonging to this taxon had distinct dark coloured dots on the stipe surface.

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Cited Authors

  • Adamčík, S; Jančovičová, S; Looney, BP; Adamčíková, K; Griffith, GW; Læssøe, T; Moreau, PA; Vizzini, A; Matheny, PB

Published Date

  • August 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 811 - 821

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1861-8952

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1617-416X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11557-017-1318-9

Citation Source

  • Scopus