Tanzanian mushrooms and their uses 3. Termitomyces singidensis, sp. Nov.

Authors: Saarimäki, Tiina & Härkönen, Marja & Mwasumbi, Leonard
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 34 (1994), Issue 1, pages 13-20.
Doi: https://doi.org/10.29203/ka.1994.302
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Key words: Africa, Agaricales, ethnomycology, Tanzania, taxonomy, Termitomyces singidensis

Abstract:  A new Termitomyces (Agaricales), T. singidensis Saarim. & Härk., is described and illustrated. Found in several localities near Singida town in central Tanzania, East Africa, it is collected for home consumption and offered for sale in local markets and on roadsides. Its resemblance to T. lanatus R. Heim, T. magoyensis Otieno, T. mammiformis R. Heim, and T. schimperi (Pat.) R. Heim is discussed.