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Title:Inocybes of Kerala 
Authors:Latha, KPD; Manimohan, P 
First page:1 
Last page:181 
Publisher:SporePrint Books, Calicut, Kerala, India. ISBN 978-93-5267-800-6 (e-book); 978-93-5267-799-3 (hard cover). 
Keywords:Agaricales, Basidiomycota, biodiversity, Inocybaceae, molecular phylogeny, new taxa, tropical fungi. 
Abstract:A systematic study on the agaric genus Inocybe (Inocybaceae, Agaricales, Basidiomycota) in Kerala State, India was performed based on both morphology and molecular phylogeny. The study revealed a total of thirty species belonging to the following four clades: Inocybe (twenty species), Pseudosperma (five species), Inosperma (four species) and Nothocybe (one species). Comprehensive descriptions, photographs and comparisons with phenetically similar and phylogenetically related species are provided for all these species of Inocybe. A key to the clades of Inocybaceae and keys to the Inocybe species of each clade discovered in Kerala are also provided. Twelve of these species are proposed here as new: I. babruka, I. floccosistipitata, I. insulana, I. kapila, I. kurkuriya, I. pingala, I. rekhankitha, I. silvana, I. snigdha and I. viraktha in clade Inocybe; and I. akirna and I. saraga in clade Inosperma. A combined nLSU and rpb2-based phylogenetic analysis using Maximum likelihood (ML) method supported both the novelty of the new species and the placement of all the thirty species of Inocybe within the respective clades. Based on morphological, geographical and phylogenetic evidences, the following species recently described from Kerala are considered as heterotypic (taxonomic) synonyms: Inocybe albonitens a synonym of I. wayanadensis, I. parvisquamulosa that of I. iringolkavensis and I. rimulosa that of I. keralensis. The majority of the inocybes discovered in this study were found associated with Hopea parviflora, H. ponga and Vateria indica of the angiosperm family Dipterocarpaceae. In addition, the authors observed that in Kerala, one can find Inocybe species only in those forests or woodlands that have dipterocarps. The consistent association of the Inocybe species with the family Dipterocarpaceae in this region is remarkable. 
Document type:Book 
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Summary:Latha, KPD; Manimohan, P. 2017. Inocybes of Kerala. 1:1-181