Amanita glarea, a new species in section Vaginatae from Pakistan

Sana Jabeen*, Munazza Kiran, Sadiq Ullah, Andrew W. Wilson, Gregory M. Mueller, Muhammad Fiaz, Abdul Nasir Khalid

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A new species, Amanita glarea, is described and illustrated from Pakistan. Molecular phylogenetic data derived from internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and nuclear ribosomal large subunit (LSU) regions along with morphological characters make it distinct from other currently known Amanita species. Amanita glarea is characterized by a grayish brown, slightly umbonate, pileus having universal veil remnants and striate margins, a long ringless stipe with a saccate volva bearing yellowish brown patches on the verrucose surface, inamyloid globose to subglobose basidiospores, and a filamentous pileipellis with some inflated round to elongated cells. Phylogenetic analysis of nuclear ribosomal ITS and LSU nucleotide sequences resolve A. glarea with other taxa in Amanita section Vaginatae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-145
Number of pages11
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 9 2017


  • Amanitaceae
  • Coniferous forests
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science

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