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Hygrophorus exiguus, a new species in subgenus Colorati section Olivaceoumbrini, subsection Tephroleuci

Journal article
Authors Ellen Larsson
Emanuele Campo
Matteo Carbone
Published in Karstenia
Volume 54
Issue 2
Pages 41-48
ISSN 0453-3402
Publication year 2014
Published at Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Pages 41-48
Language en
Links karstenia.fi/hygrophorus-exiguus-a-...
Keywords 'Agaricales, Hygrophoraceae, Hygrophorus exiguus, Picea abies, phylogenetic systematics, taxonomy, ITS'
Subject categories Biological Sciences, Biological Systematics

Abstract

In Fennoscandia the new species H. exiguus is associated with rather moist old growth mixed Picea abies forests of the Vaccinium myrtillus type. In Southern Europe it is associated with mixed P. abies and Abies alba forests on higher elevations. It seems to be growing solitarily deep in mosses, often among Tricholoma inamoenum. The species is likely to be rare but has a broad distribution in Europe and is found in Finland, Sweden, Italy and France. It is closely related to H. agathosmus, H. hyacinthinus and H. odoratus, but can be segregated from these by its small fruiting bodies, the pinkish tint in the lamellae, with a cap diameter rarely exceeding 20-25 mm. Like H. agathosmus, it has the odour of marzipan or bitter almonds.

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