Contributors to this website:
People involved in the study of Russulales:
Kobeke Van de Putte
Kobeke Van de Putte (b. 1985) is a Ph.D. student at the University of Ghent, working together with Mieke Verbeken, Jorinde Nuytinck and Dirk Stubbe. She combines a molecular and morphological approach to study the worldwide species complex of the fishy milkcaps (Lactarius volemus sensu lato).
How many taxa can be distinguished? Can they be recognised based on morphology, being cryptic species? Does intercontinental conspecificity really occur? These are just some of the questions waiting for an answer…
Recent publications dealing with Russulales
Stubbe, D., Le, H.T., Wang, X.-H., Nuytinck, J., Van de Putte, K. & Verbeken, A. (2011) – The Australasian species of Lactarius subgenus Gerardii (Russulales). Fung. Diversity [IPNI] 52: 141-167.
Van de Putte, K., Nuytinck, J., Stubbe, D., Le, H.T. & Verbeken, A. (2010) – Lactarius volemus sensu lato (Russulales) from northern Thailand: morphological and phylogenetical species concepts explored. Fung. Diversity [IPNI] 45: 99-130.
[Description of Lactarius acicularis, L. crocatus, L. distantifolius, L. longipilus, L. pinguis, L. vitellinus.]
Das, K., Van de Putte, K. & Buyck, B. (2010) – New or interesting Russula from Sikkim Himalaya (India). Cryptog. Mycol. [IPNI] 31 (4): 373-387.
[Description, line drawings and photographs of Russula khanchanjungae, sp. nov., R. tsokae, sp. nov. and R. griseocarnosa. Notes include observations about R. senecis, R. periglypta, R. fuscogrisea, R. mutabilis, R. subfistulosa, R. subnigricans, R. indica, R.purpureonigra, R. eccentrica, R. compacta.]
Van de Putte, K., De Kesel, A., Nuytinck, J. & Verbeken, A. (2009) – A new Lactarius species from Togo with an isolated phylogenetic position. Cryptog. Mycol. [IPNI] 30 (1): 1-6.
[Lactarius cocosmus Van de Putte & De Kesel sp. nov. is described from Uapaca woodlands in Togo. The species has a remarkable coconut-smell, which is typical for some European and North American Lactarius species but is observed here for the first time in a milkcap from Africa. Unpublished molecular data show that the species represents a new phylogenetic group for the African continent.]
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