You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Cryptolepiota, a new sequestrate genus in the Agaricaceae with evidence for adaptive radiation in western North America
Author: Kropp, Bradley R.; Albee-Scott, Steve; Castellano, Michael A.; Trappe, James M.;
Source: Mycologia. 104(1): 164-174
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: Phylogenetic analyses based on nLSU and ITS sequence data indicate that the sequestrate genus Gigasperma is polyphyletic. Gigasperma cryptica, which is known only from New Zealand, has affinities with the Cortinariaceae whereas G. americanum and two additional undescribed taxa from western North America are derived from Lepiota within the Agaricaceae. The three North American taxa appear to be recently evolved and are closely related. They occur in similar environments and form a well-supported clade indicating that adaptive radiation has occurred within this group of fungi. An independent genus with sequestrate fructifications, Cryptolepiota is proposed to accommodate the three species in this clade. Cryptolepiota microspora and C. mengei are described as new, and G. americanum is transferred to Cryptolepiota.
Keywords: Basidiomycota, Cortinariaceae, fungi, Gigasperma, phylogenetics
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- This publication may be available in hard copy. Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact Sharon Hobrla, email@example.com if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
XML: View XML
Kropp, Bradley R.; Albee-Scott, Steve; Castellano, Michael A.; Trappe, James M. 2012. Cryptolepiota, a new sequestrate genus in the Agaricaceae with evidence for adaptive radiation in western North America. Mycologia. 104(1): 164-174.
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility