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Pulchroboletus Gelardi, Vizzini & Simonini, in Gelardi et al., Mycologia 106(6): 1176 (2014)



Etymology: the epithet pulchroboletus” (pulchro= beautiful) is derived from Latin and refers to the dramatic tints of the basidiomes.


Diagnosis: Differing from Alessioporus by the pastel pink, cream-pinkish to whitish-pink or rarely blood red pileus surface, the smooth to densely punctuate stipe surface, rarely with a coarse reticulum, the pseudo-annulus usually located in the upper or middle part of the stipe, the pinkish lilac context of the pileus and unique ITS, LSU and tef-1α sequences.


Index Fungorum number: IF808531


Type species: Pulchroboletus roseoalbidus (Alessio & Littini) Gelardi, Vizzini & Simonini 2014, in Gelardi et al., Mycologia 106(6): 1176 (2014)




Pulchroboletus roseoalbidus (Alessio & Littini) Gelardi, Vizzini & Simonini 2014

Pulchroboletus rubricitrinus (Murrill) Farid & A.R. Franck 2017

Pulchroboletus sclerotiorum M.E. Sm., Bessette & A.R. Bessette 2019


Key reference:

Gelardi, Matteo & Simonini, Giampaolo & Ercole, Enrico & Vizzini, Alfredo 2014. Alessioporus and Pulchroboletus (Boletaceae, Boletineae), two novel genera for Xerocomus ichnusanus and X. roseoalbidus from the European Mediterranean basin: Molecular and morphological evidence. Mycologia. 106. 10.3852/14-042.



About Basidiomycota

The webpage Basidiomycota provides an up-to-date classification and account of all genera of the phylum Basidiomycota.


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Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI)

project entitled:

"Macrofungi diversity research from the Lancang-Mekong Watershed and surrounding areas"

(Grant No. DBG6280009)


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