Kaziboletus Iqbal Hosen & Zhu L. Yang, Mycol. Progr. 20(9): 1147 (2021)

Index Fungorum number: IF833238; Facesoffungi number: FoF12582

Etymology: The genus name “Kaziboletus (Lat.)” honors Dr. Kazi M. Badruddoza, a national emeritus scientist and founder of modern agriculture of Bangladesh.

Diagnosis: Pileus 30–60 mm broad, epigeous, stipitate- pileate with a tubular hymenophore. Pileus glabrous to rimose, red to dark reddish brown when young, becoming off white to cream-white or gray to grayish white with age. Hymenophore tubular, free, depressed around the stipe, white to cream white. Stipe central, cylindrical, covered with reddish brown scabrous squamules when young, becoming grayish brown at maturity, longitudinal striations with fine cross lines present from the apex almost to the base, the ridges somewhat anastomosing but not reticulate; basal mycelium whitish. Context white, turning pale red to pale reddish orange in some patches when exposed. Basidiospores light yellow to deep yellow in H2O and 5% KOH, smooth, elongated to cylindri- cal, somewhat fusoid. Cystidia mostly fusoid. Pileipellis an epithelium. Clamp connections absent.

Type species: Kaziboletus rufescens Iqbal Hosen & Zhu L. Yang