Boletus reticuloceps, a new combination for Aureoboletus reticuloceps
Q. B. Wang & Y. J. Yao (2005): Boletus reticuloceps, a new combination for Aureoboletus reticuloceps.
Sydowia 57 (1): 131-136.
A new combination, Boletus reticuloceps, originally described as Aureo"boletus reticuloceps from Yunnan, China, is proposed and illustrated. Based on the dry pileus, white hymenophore when young (becoming yellow when mature), olive brown to brown basidiospores, the lack of gelatinised veil remnants on both the pileus and the stipe, and the absence of gold-yellow pigment in tramal hyphae, this species must be considered as a member of the genus Boletus. The ochraceous brown to ochraceous pileus densely covered with brown granular squamules and its conspicuously reticulate stipe distinguish this species from any other taxon within Boletus. The distinction between this species and its related taxa, A. thibetanus, B. castanopsidis and B. mottiae, is also discussed.
Key words: Basidiomycetes, Boletales, China.