Taxonomy and phylogeny of Phallales from Pakistan | 7604
Virology & Mycology

Virology & Mycology
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0517

Taxonomy and phylogeny of Phallales from Pakistan

International Conference on Mycology & Mushrooms

September 12-14, 2016 San Antonio, USA

Nousheen Yousaf and A N Khalid

Government College University, Pakistan
University of the Punjab, Pakistan

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Virol Mycol

Abstract :

Genus Phallus is characterized by foul smelling mushroom and represented by P. impudicus L. as a type species. Species of this genus are distributed worldwide, mostly in tropical regions. A comprehensive study on this genus was done by Hanns Kreisel in 1996. A key for the identification of Phallus spp. is also developed by Calonge (2005). According to Dictionary of Fungi this genus is represented by 18 species. In this investigation, five species of phallaceae belonging to Phallus have been collected and described morphologically and molecularly from different regions of Pakistan. These are P. ahmadii sp. nov., P. galericulatus (Moller) Kreisel, P. hadriani Vent, P. roseus Delile and P. rubicundus (Bosc) Fr. Among these, P. ahmadii is new to science. P. galericulatus is a new record from Pakistan and all other species are new reports from different localities of Pakistan. Phylogenetic analysis of Phallus spp. based on ITS-nrDNA region is also given.

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