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MSA - Systematics/Evolution

Baroni, T. J. [1], Lodge, D. J. [2], Lindner, D. L. [3], Aime, M.C. [4], Ginns, J. [5], Ryvarden, L. [6], Minnis, A. M. [7].

Doyle’s Delight, the Maya Mountains in Belize - yet another four new genera identified.

Continuing evaluation of the 30 or more new taxa discovered on the 2007 expedition to Doyle’s Delight in the Maya Mountains of Belize, has revealed four of these entities to be new genera of Basidiomycota, 3 agarics and 1 new genus of polypores. The morphological features for each of these taxa clearly indicate they cannot be placed into existing genera, and attempts to consign these organisms into a phylogenetic framework reveal that they do not fit within existing clades using nlsu (and ITS) sequences either. We propose the following new genera of Agaricomyetes, Nubicola, Pachytrama and Neotrogia, and the new polypore genus Aurantiopileus to accommodate these distinctive taxa from this cloud forest of the Maya Mountains. The salient morphological features will be illustrated and brief synopses and discussion for each of these new genera, including phylogenetic placement will be presented. We now know of 5 new genera from Doyle’s Delight, including the previously published Arthromyces (Lyophylleae, Agaricomycetes). We will discuss the reasons why this particular area in Central America is such a hotspot for discovery of novel macrofungi.


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1 - State University of New York - College at Cortland, Biological Sciences, PO Box 2000, Cortland, NY, 13045, USA
2 - USDA - Forest Service, Northern Research Station, PO Box 1377, Luquillo, PR, 00773-1377, Puerto Rico
3 - USDA - Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Center for Forest Mycology Research, One Gifford Pinchot Dr., Madison, WI, 53726-2398, USA
4 - Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, 302 Life Sciences Bldg., Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, U.S.A.
5 - 1970 Sutherland Rd., Penticton, BC, V2A 8T8, CANADA
6 - University of Oslo, Department of Botany, PO Box 1045, Blindern, Oslo, N-0316, Norway
7 - USDA - ARS, Systematic Botany & Mycology Laboratory, Room 304, B011A, 10300 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, MD, 20705, USA

Keywords:
Doyle's Delight
Belize
New Genera
Basidiomycota.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Topics
Session: P2
Location: Event Tent/Cliff Lodge
Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: P2SE040
Abstract ID:548


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