the Lactarius volemus-complex: cryptic species with a long and worldwide past

01 January 2008 → 31 October 2010
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
morphology taxonomy Lactarius
Project description

Lactarius volemus has a very wide distribution according to the literature. Within this 'species' we observe a large morphological variability. Preliminary molecular results indicate the exsistence of well supported clades within the 'species'. With this project we want to investigate the cryptic species within the L. volemus-group and understand its phylogeography.