Contributors to this website:
People involved in the study of Russulales:
Annemieke Verbeken (b. August, 28th 1970) was interested in mushrooms since her childhood, a fascination which became more profound when studying biology. She started taxonomical studies in Lactarius in 1992 - initially for a PhD-study about the genus in tropical Africa - since when she described more then 90 new species, mainly from tropical Africa and South East Asia.
She did field work in tropical Africa, Papua New Guinea and different regions in Europe, with besides for Russulales, a special interest for other EM genera. She is a lecturer in mycology and general botany and curator of the mycological herbarium at Ghent University (GENT). She shares the (a.o.) mycological passion with Ruben and little children Kwinten and Jolan.
Recent publications dealing with Russulales
Adamcík, S., Slovák, M., Eberhardt, U., Roniker, A., Jairus, T., Hampe, F. & Verbeken, A. (2016) – Molecular inference, multivariate morphometrics and ecological assessment are applied in concert to delimit species in the Russula clavipes complex. Mycologia [IPNI] 108 (4): 716-730.
Stubbe, D., Wang, X.-H. & Verbeken, A. (2012) – New combinations in Lactifluus. 2. L. subg. Gerardii. Mycotaxon [IPNI] 119: 483-485.
Stubbe, D. & Verbeken, A. (2012) – Lactarius subg. Plinthogalus: the European taxa and American varieties of L. lignyotus re-evaluated. Mycologia [IPNI] 104 (6): 1490-1501.
[The European species of Lactarius subg. Plinthogalus were subjected to a molecular phylogenetic analysis based on ITS, LSU and rpb2 sequences. Morphological characters of the species are discussed in the light of the phylogenetic results. In addition to a broad sampling within Europe, some Asian and North American taxa also were included in the analysis. Eight European species are confirmed molecularly: L. lignyotus, L. acris, L. azonites, L. pterosporus, L. ruginosus, L. romagnesii, L. fuliginosus and L. picinus. Except the sibling species L. fuliginosus and L. picinus, all are morphologically distinct. Our results suggest that L. fuliginosus is associated exclusively with broadleaf trees and L. picinus with conifers, but this putative difference in host specificity needs to be investigated further. Lactarius subruginosus turns out to be a synonym of either L. pterosporus or L. ruginosus. The position of Lactarius terenopus remains to be clarified. The North American taxa that are closely related to the European L. lignyotus (L. fallax, L. lignyotus var. canadensis, var. nigroviolascens, var. marginatus) are not resolved. Intercontinental conspecificity was demonstrated between Europe and northern Asia but was not found between Europe and southern Asia or between Europe and North America. A taxonomic subdivision of L. subg. Plinthogalus based on the height of the spore ornamentation should be rejected.]
Verbeken, A., Van de Putte, K. & De Crop, E. (2012) – New combinations in Lactifluus. 3. L. subgenera Lactifluus and Piperati. Mycotaxon [IPNI] 120: 443-450.
Das, K. & Verbeken, A. (2012) – New species of Lactarius subg. Plinthogalus and new records of Lactifluus subg. Gerardii (Russulaceae) from Sikkim, India. Taiwania [IPNI] 57 (1): 37-48.
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