Hodophilus (Clavariaceae, Agaricales) species with dark dots on the stipe: more than one species in Europe

Slavomír Adamčík, Soňa Jančovičová, Brian P. Looney, Katarína Adamčíková, Gareth Griffith, Thomas Læssøe, Pierre-Arthur Moreau, Alfredo Vizzini, P. Brandon Matheny

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Hodophilus atropunctus is traditionally defined as the only species of this genus with dark brown or black dots on the stipe. Multi-locus phylogenetic reconstruction recognised two distinct clades morphologically corresponding to this species concept. The limited morphological description in the protologue of H. atropunctus and absence of a type specimen were limitations in an assignment of this name to one of the recognised phylogenetic species. The emended species concept and the selection of a neotype are based on careful analyses of the colour of the basidiomata and how this changes during maturation and drying. The name H. atropunctus is assigned to the paler of the two species which also shows colour change across the pileus and along the length of the stipe when dry. The second darker species is described here as new, H. variabilipes, but only seven out of 14 collections examined belonging to this taxon had distinct dark coloured dots on the stipe surface
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-821
Number of pages10
JournalMycological Progress
Issue number8
Early online date01 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2017


  • agarocoid
  • camarophyllopsis
  • multi-locus phylogeny
  • morphology
  • type studies


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