Check List 18(3): 525-533, doi: 10.15560/18.3.525
First records of Bolbitius coprophilus (Agaricales, Bolbitiaceae) from Pakistan
expand article infoMuhammad Usman, Ayesha Noor Awan, Nousheen Yousaf, Ghulam Murtaza§, Muhammad Hanif, Abdul Nasir Khalid|
‡ Department of Botany, Govt. College University, Lahore, Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan§ Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China, Kunming, China| Department of Botany, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
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In efforts to record fungal biodiversity of Pakistan, specimens of genus Bolbitius Fr., namely B. coprophilus (Peck) Hongo, collected from two different localities with arid to semi-arid climate of Punjab province, have been described and identified based on morphological and ITS-nrDNA sequence data. The genus is not quite common in Pakistan since only one species of Bolbitius has been reported so far. In current study, B. coprophilus is presented as a new record and second report of the genus from the country after 40 years. Distribution records of B. coprophilus and a morphological comparison with closely related taxa are also provided.

Khanewal, New report, Phylogeny, Taxonomy