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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2023

A new species of Inosperma, and first record of I. afromelliolens (Inocybaceae, Fungi) from West Africa

Aignon, Hyppolite L.; Fan, Yu-Guang; De Kesel, Andre; Bahram, Mohammad; Ryberg, Martin; Yorou, Nourou S.; Kamal, Shwet

Abstract

Here, we present the newly identified Inosperma macrocarpa and the first record of I. afromelliolens from West Africa. Inosperma macrocarpa is nested in an Old World Tropical clade, based on a molecular phylogeny inferred from the sequences of ITS, LSU, RPB2, and TEF1. Complete descriptions and illustrations, including photographs and line drawings, of the new species are presented. Morphological and molecular analyses based on collections from Benin confirmed the presence of I. afromelliolens in West Africa. Toxicity analysis showed that neither species contained muscarine, which further supports the hypothesis that the ability to produce muscarine is a derived trait of Inosperma.

Published in

PLoS ONE
2023, Volume: 18, number: 10, article number: e0290894
Publisher: PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Biological Systematics
    Microbiology

    Publication identifier

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0290894

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    https://res.slu.se/id/publ/126890