Original paper

High altitude Agaricales from the Teide National Park (Canary Islands, Spain)

Bañares-Baudet, Ángel; Beltrán-Tejera, Esperanza


Several expeditions from 2008 to 2010 to the highest mountains of Tenerife revealed a poor representation of Agaricales, but some rare, interesting and remarkable species were abundantly collected. Collections of a total of 80 specimens were made from 1650 to 3718 m, most of them crepidotoid basidiomes mainly growing on wood of leguminose species. From the total 9 reported species three of them (Resupinatus applicatus, Crepidotus microcarpus and Simocybe eucalyptina) seem to be characteristic of this environment in the Canary Islands. The latter two species are only known associated to woody Fabaceae in very restricted areas of the Mediterranean area, both are recorded for the first time for these islands, being their highest known upper limit distribution and their southernmost location. These two species as well as Tricholoma scalpturatum var. meleagroides are described and illustrated.


agaricomycetidaebasidiomycotabiodiversitycrepidotus microcarpussimocybe eucalyptinatricholoma scalpturatum var. meleagroides