New data on the distribution of hypogeous species Leucogaster nudus (Basidiomycota) in the Republic of North Macedonia with note on its taxonomy and morphology

Vol 26 No 1 (2023): Acta Musei Macedonici Scientiarum Naturalium

  • Slavica Tofilovska Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Institute of Biology, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
  • Mitko Karadelev Macedonian Mycological Society, Arhimedova 5, Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Tome Jovanovski Macedonian Mycological Society, Arhimedova 5, Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Katerina Rusevska Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Institute of Biology, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Abstract

A field work organized in 2020 and 2022 revealed new data on distribution and habitat types for Leucogaster nudus in North Macedonia. While examining the newly collected materials and comparing it with the original description of Hydnangium nudum a suspicion on the taxonomic position of L. nudus arose, since in the original description the species is defined by having warty ornamentation of the spores instead of reticulate. Therefore, we made an extensive literature review on the characteristics of L. nudus and its proposed synonyms and provide an in-detail morphological examination of the observed materials with illustrations. In order to clarify the taxonomic position of L. nudus and the diversity of this genus in Europe along with morphological, phylogenetic approach is needed.

Published
Dec 14, 2023
How to Cite
TOFILOVSKA, Slavica et al. New data on the distribution of hypogeous species Leucogaster nudus (Basidiomycota) in the Republic of North Macedonia with note on its taxonomy and morphology. Acta Musei Macedonici Scientiarum Naturalium, [S.l.], v. 26, n. 1, p. 45-53, dec. 2023. ISSN 2545-4587. Available at: <https://acta.musmacscinat.mk/index.php/acta/article/view/169>. Date accessed: 23 june 2024.