Two New Records of Scleroderma Species (Sclerodermataceae, Boletales) in South Korea

Sung-Eun   Cho1   Young-Nam  Kwag2   Sang-Kuk   Han1   Dong-Hyeon  Lee2   Chang Sun  Kim1,*   

1Forest Biodiversity Division, Korea National Arboretum, Pocheon 11186, Korea
2Division of Forest Diseases and Insect Pests, National Institute of Forest Science, Seoul 02455, Korea


Two new records of Scleroderma species from South Korea are described here. Comprehensive taxonomic studies of Scleroderma specimens were conducted at the Korea National Arboretum. Based on morphological and molecular data (fungal barcode sequences), two new records (S. laeve and S. nastii) were confirmed. Herein, morphological descriptions, including Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images of basidiospore ornamentation, and a taxonomic key of Korean Scleroderma species are provided.

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Fig. 1.RAxML tree based on internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences of species. Sequences generated in this study are indicated in bold text.