New boletes from Costa Rica

Roy E. Halling*, Gregory M. Mueller

*Corresponding author for this work

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Boletus flavoniger B. lychnipes, B. neoregius, and B. quercophilus are newly described from Quercus dominated forests of Costa Rica. Boletus firmus, a misunderstood taxon from eastern North America, is reported for the first time in Costa Rica. Boletus neoregius and B. quercophilus have been found in a number of sites throughout the country, while B. flavoniger, B. lychnipes, and B. firmus appear restricted to unique localities. Their exact distribution outside of Costa Rica is unknown, but they may be expected in other oak-dominated forests in Central America and northern South America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)893-899
Number of pages7
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1999


  • Biogeography
  • Boletaceae
  • Boletus
  • Central America
  • Oaks
  • Quercus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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