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Morphology and Molecular Phylogeny Reveal Three New Records of Wild Mushrooms from India in Lactarius Subgenus Russularia


This paper is a contribution to the Indian mycobiota. During a routine macrofungal survey in the forested areas of Arunachal Pradesh, three members from Lactarius subg. Russularia i.e. L. ambiguus, L. hirtipes and L. kesiyae were collected. Detailed morphological descriptions, illustrations and nrITS-based phylogenetic estimation of these species are presented. All three species are reported for the first time from India.


Arunachal Pradesh, Morphology, nrITS, Phylogenetic inference, Russulaceae



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