Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 304, Issue 6, pp 747–756 | Cite as

Blum versus Romagnesi: testing possible synonymies of some European russulas (Russulaceae, Basidiomycota)

  • Miroslav CaboňEmail author
  • Soňa Jančovičová
  • Jean M. Trendel
  • Pierre-Arthur Moreau
  • Felix Hampe
  • Miroslav Kolařík
  • Annemieke Verbeken
  • Slavomír Adamčík
Original Article


Among 45 Russula species and infraspecific taxa described by J. Blum, only few are currently accepted. Here we present a case study on R. formosa nom. illeg. (homotypic synonym of R. blumiana), R. decipiens var. ochrospora nom. inval. and R. roseobrunnea. The study is based on sequences and morphological observations of authentic herbarium material determined by J. Blum. The sequence data demonstrate that R. decipiens var. ochrospora is probably identical with the type variety and R. roseobrunnea is probably conspecific with R. rutila. Russula blumiana is recognised and described in detail as a good species related to R. badia.


Multi-locus phylogeny Russula blumiana Russula decipiens var. ochrospora Russula roseobrunnea Type studies 



Curator and staff of the herbarium PC are acknowledged for the loan of the material from Blum’s herbarium; H. Marxmüller is acknowledged for the collection of R. badia. The studies of S. Adamčík, M. Caboň and S. Jančovičová were funded by the Slovak Research and Development Agency APVV-15-0210. The studies of M. Caboň and M. Kolařík were supported by bilateral scientific mobility project SAV-AV ČR 16-06 and Intra-Visegrad scholarship No. 51400484.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Plant Science and Biodiversity Centre SASInstitute of BotanyBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.Department of Botany, Faculty of Natural SciencesComenius University in BratislavaBratislavaSlovakia
  3. 3.HaguenauFrance
  4. 4.Faculte des Sciences Pharmaceutiques et Biologiques, Laboratoire IMPECSUniversité de LilleLilleFrance
  5. 5.Ghent UniversityGhentBelgium
  6. 6.Institute of MicrobiologyCzech Academy of SciencesPrague 4Czech Republic

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