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Contributors to this website:

Bart Buyck

Marco Floriani

Jorinde Nuytinck

Alessio Pierotti

Annemieke Verbeken

Slavomir Adamcik

People involved in the study of Russulales:

Arpalice Alpago Novello

Maria Teresa Basso

Marcel Bon

Glenn Boyd

Emanuele Campo

Giuseppe Donelli

Ursula Eberhardt

Huyen Le Thanh

Teresa Lebel

Claude Lejeune

David Lewis

Per Marstad

Luciano Michelin

Steven Miller

Donna Mitchell

Leticia Montoya Bello

Pierre-Arthur Moreau

Angelo Moron

Machiel Noordeloos

Miquel A. Pérez-De-Gregorio

Patrick Reumaux

Juhani Ruotsalainen

Mauro Sarnari

Dirk Stubbe

Kobeke Van de Putte

Jukka Vauras

Jan Vesterholt

Ruben Walleyn

Xiang-Hua Wang

Gerhard Weber

Benjamin Woo

Kobeke Van de Putte

Kobeke Van de Putte

Kobeke Van de Putte


Ghent University
Department of Biology
Research Group Mycology
K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35
B-9000 Gent

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.]