Tanzanian mushrooms and their uses 7. Two new and distinctive boletes

Authors: Watling, Roy & Niemelä, Tuomo & Härkönen, Marja
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 43 (2003), Issue 1, pages 1-8.
Doi: https://doi.org/10.29203/ka.2003.388
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Key words: Boletus, Africa, ethnomycology, Tanzania, taxonomy

Abstract: Two very distinctive boletes from East Africa are described as new to science.Boletus spectabilissimus Watling has rich red pileus, stipe and pores; Boletus pallidissimus Watling has almost white pileus and contrasting olivaceous yellow pores and tubes. The two species were collected in the miombo area (Brachystegiawoodlands) of southern Tanzania. Closely related taxa in North America and South East Asia are discussed.