Cantharellus coccolobae Buyck, P.A. Moreau & Courtec.

de la Fuente, Javier Isaac, García-Jiménez, Jesús, López, Caribell Yuridia, Oros-Ortega, Iván, Vela-Hernández, Reyna Yazuly, Guevara-Guerrero, Gonzalo, Garza Ocañas, Fortunato, Chay Casanova, Jesús Antonio, Ibarra Garibay, León Esteban & Bandala, Victor Manuel, 2020, An annotated checklist of the macrofungi (Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, and Glomeromycota) from Quintana Roo, Mexico, Check List 16 (3), pp. 627-648 : 645

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Cantharellus coccolobae Buyck, P.A. Moreau & Courtec.


Cantharellus coccolobae Buyck, P.A. Moreau & Courtec.

Material studied. MEXICO - Quintana Roo • J. I. de la Fuente 422 ( ITCV); Chetumal; 18°31′N, 088°18′W; alt. 8 m; 08 Oct. 2018 GoogleMaps .

Habit and habitat. Scattered under Coccoloba uvifera in coastal vegetation.

Identification. This species can be distinguished by the orange basidiomata, the whitish context which becomes slightly yellowish at the base, slightly peppery flavor, and the ellipsoid basidiospores of 7–11 × 4–6 µm. Our material agrees with the description provided by Buyck et al. (2016). Cantharellus cinabarinus (Schwein.) Schwein is a similar species, but it differs by its wider spores and el- ements of the pileipellis ( Pegler 1983; Buyck et al. 2016).


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