This book introduces the Chinese boletes, including the history, ecological and economic values, as well as the geographical distribution patterns with a highlight on the Tylopilus species. Species in Tylopilus s.l. are not only of important ecological values but also of scientific interests. They are very diverse in morphology, complex in structure and wide in ecological niches. China is one of the diverse hotspots of boletes, and many boletes were traditionally treated as members of Tylopilus based on hymenophore or spore-print colour. The studies revealed that the traditionally defined Tylopilus is polyphyletic. This book aims to elucidate the phylogenetic relationships among the genera treated in Tylopilus s.l. previously; to delimit and recognize the taxa, and finally to reveal the diversity of the genera and species of Tylopilus s.l. in China.
The book is intended to be a reference for biologists who conduct investigations of biological resources and biodiversity; university and college teachers and students carrying out studies in related fields; mycologists and amateur mycologists, or people who interested in mushrooms taxonomy and systematics; and workers in the development of non-timber forest products.
Chapter 1. Introduction - The Boletes of China
Chapter 2. Materials and Methods
Chapter 3. Morphology and structures in Tylopilus s.l
Chapter 4. Phylogenetic results and systematic treatments of Tylopilus s.l
Chapter 5. Taxonomic Part
Chapter 6. Abtylopilus
Chapter 7. Anthracoporus
Chapter 8. Austroboletus
Chapter 9. Chiua
Chapter 10. Fistulinella
Chapter 11. Harrya
Chapter 12. Hymenoboletus
Chapter 14. Leccinum
Chapter 15. Mucilopilus
Chapter 16. Porphyrellus
Chapter 17. Pseudoaustroboletus
Chapter 18. Retiboletus
Chapter 19. Royoungia
Chapter 20. Sutorius
Chapter 21. Tylocinum
Chapter 22. Tylopilus
Chapter 23. Veloporphyrellus
Chapter 24. Zangia
Chapter 25. Summary and Conclusion
Yan-Chun LiPhD, graduated from Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Research interests:Fungal diversity and molecular evolution; phylogenetic relationships among species within representative families of higher fungi, with emphasis on Boletaceae, Gomphidiaceae, Gyroporaceae, and Paxillaceae.
Professional Appointments and Memberships:Associate Professor, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Ten Thousand Talents Program of YunnanYouth Innovation Promotion Association, Chinese Academy of SciencesMycological Society of ChinaMycological Diversity and Systematics Committee of Mycological Society of ChinaPhyton, International Journal of Experimental Botany
Zhu L. YangPhD, Professor of mycology, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China.
Research interests:Fungal diversity within and among geographic regions; phylogenetic relationships and biogeography among species within representative genera or families of higher fungi, with emphasis on Agaricaceae, Amanitaceae, and Physalacriaceae; population genetics and co-evolution of fungi with plants.
Professional Appointments and Memberships:Executive Director, Key Laboratory for Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of SciencesVice Chairman of Mycological Society of ChinaDirector of Mycological Diversity and Systematics Committee of Mycological Society of ChinaChief Editor of Fungal DiversityAssociate Editor of MycosystemaSubject Editor of Mycological ProgressEditorial Board Member of Mycoscience