We describe and comment on a new species of Cortinarius (Basidiomycota), C. mahiquesii, collected in a pure Cistus monspeliensis scrub community in Catalonia (NE of the Iberian Peninsula). Drawings of microscopic characters, scanning microphotographs of the basidiospores, and colour pictures of the basidiomes in their natural habitat are provided. A molecular analysis was carried out to characterize the new species using ITS sequences.

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Persoonia - Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi

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Vila, J., Ortega, A., Suárez-Santiago, V. N., & Llimona, X. (2008). Cortinarius mahiquesii, a new subhypogeous species from Catalonia (Iberian Peninsula). Persoonia - Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi, 21(1), 153–157.