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STUDIES IN TROPICAL AFRICAN LACTARIUS SPECIES 7. A SYNOPSIS OF THE SECTION EDULES AND A REVIEW ON THE EDIBLE SPECIES
Annemieke VERBEKEN and Ruben WALLEYN
Belgian Journal of Botany
Vol. 132, Fasc. 2 (1999), pp. 175-184
Published by: Royal Botanical Society of Belgium
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20794452
Page Count: 10
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A new section in the genus Lactarius, Edules Verbeken sect. nov., is proposed for the African species Lactarius aureifolius Verbeken, L. densifolius Verbeken & Karhula, L. edulis Verbeken & Buyck, L. inversus Gooss.-Font & R. Heim, L. latifolius Gooss.-Font & R. Heim (syn.: L. cinnamomeus Gooss.-Font. & R. Heim) and L. phlebophyllus R. Heim. A check-list of the species is given, together with descriptions of Lactarius aureifolius, L. densifolius and L. latifolius. In addition, an updated list is given of all tropical African Lactarius species reported to be eaten by local populations.
Belgian Journal of Botany © 1999 Royal Botanical Society of Belgium