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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

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ISSN Print: 1521-9437
ISSN Online: 1940-4344

International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushr.v8.i3.100
pages 283-288

New or Noteworthy Species of the Genus Calvatia Fr. (Basidiomycota) with Probable Medicinal Value from Indonesia

Taiga Kasuya
College of Agrobiological Resources, University of Tsukuba, 103, Sakura 2-18-2, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0003, Japan
Atik Retnowati
Herbarium Bogoriense, The Research Center for Biology, The Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Bogor, Java 16001, Indonesia


The specimens of Calvatia deposited in Herbarium Bogoriense (BO), Indonesia, are examined and four species are recognized. Among them, C. vinosa collected from Tanimbar Islands, Eastern Indonesia, is described as a new species. This species has depressed globose to subglobose basidiomata, wine red to reddish purple endoperidium and subglobose, verrucose basidiospores. The other three species, C. boninensis, C. craniiformis, and C. cyathiformis are newly recorded from Indonesia.