Agaricoid and boletoid fungi of Russia: the modern country-scale checklist of scientific names based on literature data

  • Sergey Bolshakov Laboratory of Systematics and Geography of Fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Professora Popova, 2, Saint Petersburg, 197376, Russian Federation
  • Lyudmila Kalinina Laboratory of Systematics and Geography of Fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Professora Popova, 2, Saint Petersburg, 197376, Russian Federation
  • Ekaterina Palomozhnykh Laboratory of Systematics and Geography of Fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Professora Popova, 2, Saint Petersburg, 197376, Russian Federation
  • Kim Potapov Department of General Ecology, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, ul. Kremlyovskaya, 18, Kazan, 420008, Russian Federation
  • Dmitry Ageyev Signatec Ltd., ul. Inzhenernaya, 22, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russian Federation
  • Salavat Arslanov Saint Petersburg Mycological Society, Izmailovsky Pr., 22–1, Saint Petersburg, 190005, Russian Federation
  • Nina Filippova Department of Environmental Dynamics and Global Climate Change, Yugra State University, ul. Chekhova, 16, Khanty-Mansiysk, 628012, Russian Federation
  • Marina Palamarchuk Department of Flora and Vegetation of the North, Institute of Biology, Komi Science Centre, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Kommunisticheskaya, 28, Syktyvkar, 167982, Russian Federation
  • Dmitry Tomchin Control of Complex Systems Laboratory, Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences, Bolshoy Pr. V.O., 61, Saint Petersburg, 199178, Russian Federation
  • Elena Voronina Department of Mycology and Algology, Faculty of Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskiye Gory, 1/12, Moscow, 119234, Russian Federation


The authors of this paper summarize the majority of published data on the distribution of agaricoid and boletoid fungi recorded in Russia, covering the period from 1824 through 2020. A comprehensive list of 6867 scientific names based on 954 publications was compiled for the first time for the whole territory of Russia. All records have been checked through Index Fungorum. The work consists of a review section and five appendices. The review section discusses the intensity of field research and accumulation of data on the distribution of agaricoid and boletoid fungi in Russia, both historically and in its current state. The authors discuss the current state of knowledge on the biodiversity of regions of Russia and point out blank spots, thus providing a reference and an “action plan” for the future. Appendix A presents a list of 6142 taxa unambiguously ascribed to 3246 accepted current names. Appendix B contains 727 names that cannot be ascribed to any accepted current names unequivocally, with reasons given (e.g., no current name, wrong authors’ citations, absence from Index Fungorum). Names from both checklists are supplemented with data on the distribution of these taxa within the Russian Federation and references to published records. Appendix C contains a list of accepted current names reported from only one region. Appendix D is an overview of the nearly 200 years of research of agaricoid and boletoid fungi for all regions of Russia. Appendix E is a list of references used for checklists and study history preparation.


Agaricomycetes, funga, fungal biodiversity and distribution, review, Russian Federation


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Bolshakov, S., Kalinina, L., Palomozhnykh, E., Potapov, K., Ageyev, D., Arslanov, S., Filippova, N., Palamarchuk, M., Tomchin, D., & Voronina, E. (2021). Agaricoid and boletoid fungi of Russia: the modern country-scale checklist of scientific names based on literature data. Biological Communications, 66(4), 316–325.
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