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Kosakyan, Anush, Marina Didukh, Yair Ur, Solomon P. Wasser & Eviatar Nevo. Lepiota (Agaricaceae, Basidiomycota) species diversity in Israel. Mycotaxon 105: 355-377. 2008.

ABSTRACT: Species diversity for Lepiota in Israel is presented. The 18 Lepiota species recorded from Israel include L. apatelia, L. brunneoincarnata, L. brunneolilacea, L. castanea, L. clypeolaria, L. cortinarius, L. echinella, L. erminea, L. forquignonii, L. helveola, L. ignivolvata, L. lilacea, L. locquinii, L. micropholis, L. oreadiformis, L. pallida, L. subgracilis, and L. subincarnata. Eight species --L. cortinarius, L. echinella, L. forquignonii, L. helveola, L. ignivolvata, L. locquinii, L. oreadiformis, and L. pallida -- are reported for the first time for Israel. Israeli locations and collection dates, habitat data, general distribution, and taxonomic remarks are provided for all species. Detailed macro- and micromorphological descriptions and illustrations are given for the eight species newly recorded from Israel.

KEYWORDS: Asia, biodiversity,ecology, Lepioteae, taxonomy

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