Plant Diversity ›› 2000, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (02): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Species Diversity of Genus Amanita(Basidiomycetes) in China

YANG Zhu-Liang   

  1. Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204
  • Online:2000-04-25 Published:2000-04-25

Abstract: The subcosmopolitan genus Amanita consists of nearly 500 species decribed and accepted worldwide. In the literature about 100 taxa og the genus were reported in China.However,many of them were originally described in Europe or in North America. Recent studies have indicated that Amanitae in East Asia are unique and have their own geopraphical ranges.ALthough some species foud in East Asia are similar to those occurring in Europe,or in North America,careful observations in the field,detailed morphological,anatomical study an dmolecular analysis show that the mushrooms in East Asia are distinct taxa.

Key words: Fungi, Basidiomycetes, Amanita, Taxonomy, Species diversity, Biogeography, China