Lepiota (agaricaceae, basidiomycota) species diversity in Israel

Anush Kosakyan, Maryna Didukh, Yair Ur, Solomon P. Wasser, Eviatar Nevo

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Species diversity for Lepiota in Israel is presented. The 18 Lepiota species recorded from Israel include L. apatelia, L. brunneoincarnata, L. brunneolilacea, L. castanea, L. clypeolaria, L. cortinarius, L. echinella, L. erminea, L. forquignonii, L. helveola, L. ignivolvata, L. lilacea, L. locquinii, L. micropholis, L. oreadiformis, L. pallida, L. subgracilis, and L. subincarnata. Eight species -L. cortinarius, L. echinella, L. forquignonii, L. helveola, L. ignivolvata, L. locquinii, L. oreadiformis, and L. pallida - are reported for the first time for Israel. Israeli locations and collection dates, habitat data, general distribution, and taxonomic remarks are provided for all species. Detailed macro- and micromorphological descriptions and illustrations are given for the eight species newly recorded from Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-377
Number of pages23
StatePublished - Jul 2008


  • Asia
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Lepioteae
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science


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