Amanita augusta, a new species from California and the Pacific Northwest

Dimitar Bojantchev, R. Michael Davis

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Abstract

Amanita augusta, formerly known under the misapplied European name A. franchetii, is described as a new species from California and the Pacific Northwest. Here we discuss the phylogeny of A. augusta in the context of genus Amanita, subsection Validae, and also provide taxonomic and phylogenetic notes on A. franchetii s.s. and its varieties.


Keywords

Amanita; Amanitaceae; fungal taxonomy; nrITS data



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2509/naf2013.008.005

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