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Open Access A worldwide nomenclature revision of sequestrate Russula species

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Before the application of molecular techniques, evolutionary relationships between sequestrate genera and their epigeous counterparts in the Russulaceae were unclear. Based on overwhelming evidence now available, personal observations, and consideration of the International Code for Nomenclature of Algae, Fungi and Plants, we combine the overlapping sequestrate generic names Bucholtzia, Cystangium, Elasmomyces, Gymnomyces, Macowanites, and Martellia with the agaricoid genus Russula. This nomenclatural action follows precedents set by earlier mycologists and continues an effort to create clarity in our understanding of the evolutionary affiliations among sequestrate fungi - particularly the Russulaceae. We also provide the first comprehensive list of described sequestrate species of Russula.
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Keywords: 34 NEW NAMES; 57 NEW COMBINATIONS; BUCHOLTZIA; CYSTANGIUM; ELASMOMYCES; GYMNOMYCES; MACOWANITES; MARTELLIA; RUSSULACEAE

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2018

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