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Nigroboletus Gelardi, Vizzini, E. Horak, T.H. Li & Ming Zhang, in Gelardi et al., PLoS ONE 10(8): e0134295, 6 (2015)


Etymology: the generic epithet nigro” (black) is derived from Latin adjective niger and refers to the conspicuous, overall blackening of the tissues when injured.

Basidiome stipitatepileate with tubular hymenophore, epigeal, evelate, mediumsmall sized. Pileus convex to applanate, subtomentose to glabrous; hymenophore very thin, poroid, adnate to subdecurrent, yellow to oliveyellow. Stipe solid, dry, smooth to minutely pruinose-punctate, reticulation absent; context firm, yellowish; tissues turning dull grayish to blackish throughout when injured or exposed; taste mild. Spore print olivebrown. Spores smooth, broadly ellipsoid to subovoid; Pleuro, heiloand Caulocystidia present; Pileipellis consisting of subparallel to loosely interwoven erect hyphae; hymenophoral trama bilateraldivergent of the Boletustype or intermediate between the Boletustype and the Phylloporustype; lateral stipe stratum of the boletoid type; Clamp connections absent; ontogenetic development gymnocarpic.

Index fungorum numberIF813026

Type species: Nigroboletus roseonigrescens Gelardi, Vizzini, E. Horak, T.H. Li & Ming Zhang 2015, in Gelardi et al., PLoS ONE 10(8): e0134295, 6 (2015)



Gelardi M, Vizzini A, Ercole E, Horak E, Ming Z, Li TH 2015. Circumscription and taxonomic arrangement of Nigroboletus roseonigrescens gen. et sp. nov., a new member of Boletaceae from tropical SouthEastern China. PLoS ONE 10(8):e0134295


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