Typification and characterization of trametes multicolor (Agaricomycetes), a perspective species of medicinal mushrooms

Ivan V. Zmitrovich, Margarita A. Bondartseva, Nadezhda V. Psurtseva, Solomon P. Wasser

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Nomenclature revision and enlarged taxonomical descriptions are still needed for some well-known species whose interpretation is complicated by many nomenclature or taxonomical problems. The polyporoid fungus widely known as Trametes ochracea (= Coriolus zonatus) belongs to such a problematic group. At the same time, recent data show that this species, like its sister species T. versicolor, seems to be a perspective subject for fungal biotechnology and pharmacology. This article is devoted to stabilizing the nomenclature of the species in question via lectotypification and epitypification of Boletus multicolor. It will clarify the name T. multicolor as applied to this species is nomenclaturally correct and useful, free of further problems. An expanded species description and cultural characterization of epitype materials are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-144
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors are grateful to Professor Scott Redhead (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) for his valuable comments. The work was carried out in the frameworks of the State Task of V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (no. 01201255603) and the program of the Russian Academy of Sciences ?Biodiversity of nature systems,? and was partly supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project no. 15-04-06211).

Publisher Copyright:
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  • Biotechnology
  • Epitypification
  • Lectotypification
  • Medicinal mushrooms
  • Medicinal polypores
  • Mushroom pharmacology
  • Nomenclature
  • Polyporaceae
  • Trametes multicolor
  • Trametes versicolor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery


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