Dr. Zai-Wei Ge (葛再伟)
Kunming Institute of Botany,
Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Kunming 650201, Yunnan, P. R. China
Fax: 0086-871-65150227
Tel: 0086-871-65223531

Research Areas

mycology, fungal ecology, mycorrhizas, biodiversity, phylogenetics, fungal evolution


2002-2008: Degree: Ph.D., Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Major: Botany 

1993-1997: Degree: B.S., Yunnan University, China
Major: Microbiology


Work Experience

2009.09  to present: kunming Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. 

2012 - 2013: Smith Lab, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, post doctoral Fellow.

2008 - 2009: Pfister lab, Department of organismic and evolutionary biology, Harvard University, Farlow post doctoral Fellow. 

2006 - 2006: Harvard University Herbaria, Harvard University, visiting scientist.

2003 - 2004: Hibbett lab, Biology Department, Clark University, visiting student scholar.

2002: Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Assistant Professor.

1997-2002: Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Research Assistant

Grants, Fellowships, Academic Awards

PI of the NSFC Grant. No. 31670024, No. 31461143031, No. 31210103919 (2013-2016), No. 30800004 (2011-2013); PI of the CAS Grant No. 2010KIBA01 (2011-2013), 2008CD164 (2008-2011)

Farlow Postdoctoral Fellowship – Farlow Herbarium, Harvard University 2008-2009. 

One of the ten attendees(ranked the second in ten)who were awarded the third class prize for the Progress in Science & Technology, Yunnan Province (China) in 2003.


Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Qu H, Damm U, Hou Y-J, Ge Z-W. 2023. Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Cystolepiota (Agaricaceae, Agaricales): New Species, New Combinations and Notes on the C. seminuda Complex. Journal of Fungi 9: 537.

  2. Guo T#, Ma Y-R#, Yang R-H, Ge Z-W*, Bao D-P*. 2023. Leucoagaricus purpurascens, a novel species from eastern China based on morphological characters and molecular evidence. Phytotaxa 447 (4): 221–236.

  3. Corrales A, Koch RA, Vasco-Palacios AM, Smith ME, Ge Z-W, Henkel TW. 2022. Diversity and distribution of tropical ectomycorrhizal fungi. Mycologia 114 (6): 919-933. DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2022.2115284

  4. Ma Y, Liu T, Yu X, Wei T, Ge Z-W. 2022. Six New Species of Leucoagaricus (Agaricaceae) from Northeastern China. Diversity-Basel 14 (5), 314.

  5. Gong S, Feng B, Jian SP, Wang GS, Ge ZW, Yang ZL. 2022. Elevation Matters More than Season in Shaping the Heterogeneity of Soil and Root Associated Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Community. Microbiology Spectrum 10(1): e0195021. doi: 10.1128/spectrum.01950-21.

  6. Ge Z-W, Xu T, Qu H, Ma Y. 2021. Three new species of Smithiomyces from tropical Asia support an amphi-Pacific disjunct distribution in the genus. Mycologia 113 (5): 1009-1021. DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2021.1936832

  7. 戴玉成,杨祝良,崔宝凯,吴刚,袁海生,周丽伟,何双辉,葛再伟,吴芳,魏玉莲,员瑗,司静. 2021. 中国森林大型真菌重要类群多样性和系统学研究. 菌物学报,40(4): 770-805.(Dai YC, Yang ZL, Cui BK, Wu G, Yuan HS, Zhou LW, He SH, Ge ZW, Wu F, Wei YL, Yuan Y, Si J, 2021. Diversity and systematics of the important macrofungi in Chinese forests. Mycosystema, 40(4): 770-805).

  8. Guevara-Guerrero G, Montalvo Martínez MA, Gómez Reyes VM, Ge Z-W, Michael A. Castellano MA, Bonito G, Matthew E. Smith ME, Trappe JM. New Molecular Data in the Truffle-Like Fungus, Aroramyces Herrerae, Reveal a novel cryptic ancestral taxon, Pterosporomyces Herrerae gen. Nov. & comb. Nov. (Trappeaceae, Phallales). Global Journal of Science Frontier Research 21 (3): 1-6.

  9. Liu J-W, Ge Z-W, Horak E, Halling RE, Pan C,Yang ZL. 2021. Squamanitaceae and three new species of Squamanita parasitic on Amanita basidiomes. IMA Fungus 12: 4.

  10. 邓文英,李桂伍, 葛再伟, 张平. 2020. 产于中国西南高山温带森林的二个棒瑚菌新种(英文). 菌物学报39 (9): 1684-1693. (Deng W-Y, Li G-W, Ge Z-W, Zhang P. 2020. Two new species of Clavariadelphus from alpine temperate forests of southwestern China. Mycosystema 39 (9): 1684-1693.)

  11. Rebriev YA, Ge Z-W, Voronina EY, Fomina ES, Nazarenko AV. 2020. An annotated key to the Bovista (Lycoperdaceae, Basidiomycota) species in Russia. Phytotaxa 464(1): 1-28. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.464.1.1

  12. Huang H-Y, Zhao J, Zhang P, Ge Z-W, Li X, Tang L-P. 2020. The genus Clavariadelphus (Clavariadelphaceae, Gomphales) in China. MycoKeys 70: 89–121.

  13. Hou Y-J, Ge Z-W. 2020. New species of Echinoderma and Lepiota (Agaricaceae) from China. Phytotaxa 447 (4): 221–236.

  14. Ge Z-W, Wu J-Y, Hao Y-J, Zhang QY, Ann Y-F, Ryberg M. 2020. The genus Catathelasma (Catathelasmataceae, Basidiomycota) in China. MycoKeys 62: 123–138.

  15. Peña-Ramírez R, Ge Z-W, Gaitán-Hernández R, Martínez-González CR, Guevara-Guerrero G. 2019. A novel sequestrate species from Mexico: Aroramyces guanajuatensis sp. nov. (Hysterangiaceae, Hysterangiales). MycoKeys 61: 2737.

  16. Carbone M, Agnello C, Kautmanová I, Ge Z-W, Alvarado P. 2019. Phylogenetic and morphological studies in Otidea alutacea and O. bufoniaclades (Pezizales), with the new species Otidea adorniae. 11 (4): 117–126. DOI: 10.25664/ART-0264

  17. Qin J, Zhang W, Ge Z-W*, Zhang S-B*. 2019. Molecular identifications uncover diverse fungal symbionts of Pleione (Orchidaceae). Fungal Ecology 37: 19–29.

  18. Ge Z-W, Jacobs A, Vellinga EC, Sysouphanthong P, van der Walt R, Lavorato C, An Y-F, Yang ZL. 2018. A multi-gene phylogeny of Chlorophyllum (Agaricaceae, Basidiomycota): new species, new combination and infrageneric classification. Mycokeys 32: 65–90.

  19. Xu F, Ge ZW, LoBuglio KF, Pfister DH. 2018. Otidea species from China, three new species with comments on some previously described species. Mycological Progress 17: 77–88.

  20. Ge Z-W, Brenneman T, Bonito G, Smith ME. 2017. Soil pH and mineral nutrients strongly influence truffles and other ectomycorrhizal fungi associated with commercial pecans (Carya illinoinensis). Plant and Soil 418: 493–505. DOI 10.1007/s11104-017-3312-z.

  21. Ge ZW, Yang ZL. 2017. Pseudolepiota zangmui gen. et sp. nov. (Agaricaceae, Basidiomycota), a new white-spored mushroom from China. Phytotaxa 312 (2): 247-255.

  22. Feng B, Liu JW, Xu J, Zhao K, Ge ZW, Yang ZL. 2017. Ecological and physical barriers shape genetic structure of the Alpine porcini (Boletus reticuloceps). Mycorrhiza 27: 261–272. DOI 10.1007/s00572-016-0751-y

  23. Orihara T, Lebel T, Ge Z-W, Smith ME, Maekawa N. 2016. Evolutionary history of the sequestrate genus Rossbeevera (Boletaceae) reveals a new genus Turmalinea and highlights the utility of ITS minisatellite-like insertions for molecular identification. Persoonia 37: 173–198.

  24. Yu F, Liang J-F, Ge Z-W, Li YK. 2016. Morphological and molecular evidence for a new species of Leucoagaricus from China. Sydowia 68: 41–47.

  25. Hosen MI, Li TH, Ge Z-W, Vellinga EC. 2016. Lepiota bengalensis, a new species of Lepiota section Lilaceae from Bangladesh. Sydowia 68: 187-192.

  26. Ge Z-W, Qasim T, Yang ZL, Nawaz R, Khalid AN, Vellinga EC. 2015. Four new species in Leucoagaricus (Agaricaceae, Basidiomycota) from Asia. Mycologia 107(5): 1033–1044. DOI: 10.3852/14-351.

  27. Ge Z-W, Liu XB, Zhao K, Yang ZL. 2015. Species diversity of Flammulina in China: new varieties and a new record. Mycosystema 34 (4): 589-603.

  28. Lavorato C, Vizzini A, Ge Z-W, Contu M. 2015. Redescription of Clitocybe umbrinopurpurascens (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) and revision of Neohygrophorus and Pseudoomphalina. Phytotaxa 219 (1): 043-057.

  29. Xu J, Li TH, Justo A, Ge ZW. 2015. Two new species of Pluteus (Agaricales, Pluteaceae) from China. Phytotaxa 219 (1): 061-068.

  30. Ge Z-W, Yang ZL, Pfister DH, Carbone M, Bau T, Smith ME. 2014. Multigene molecular phylogeny and biogeographic diversification of the earth tongue fungi in the genera Cudonia and Spathularia (Rhytismatales, Ascomycota). PLoS ONE 9(8): e103457.

  31. Schoch CL, Robbertse B, Robert V, …, Ge Z-W, …, Zhang N, Zhuang WY, Federhenet S. 2014. Finding needles in haystacks: linking scientific names, reference specimens and molecular data for Fungi. Database 2014: 1–21. doi:10.1093/database/bau061

  32. Ge ZW, Smith ME. 2013. Phylogenetic analysis of rDNA sequences indicates that the sequestrate Amogaster viridiglebus is derived from within the agaricoid genus Lepiota (Agaricaceae). Mycological Progress 12 (1): 151-155.

  33. Healy RA, Smith ME, Bonito GM, Pfister DH, Ge ZW, Guevara GG, Williams G, Stafford K, Kumar L, Lee T, Hobart C, Trappe J, Vilgalys R, McLaughlin DJ. 2013. High diversity and widespread occurrence of mitotic spore mats in ectomycorrhizal Pezizales. Molecular ecology 22(6): 1717-1732. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12135.

  34. Ge ZW, Chen ZH, Yang ZL. 2012. Macrolepiota subcitrophylla sp. nov., a new species with yellowish lamellae from southwest China. Mycoscience 53 (4): 284-289.

  35. Ge Z-W, Smith ME, Zhang QY, Yang ZL. 2012. Two species of the Asian endemic genus Keteleeria form ectomycorrhizas with diverse fungal symbionts in southwestern China. Mycorrhiza 22:403-408.

  36. Schoch CL, Seifert KA, Huhndorf S, Robert V, Spougea JL, Levesque CA, Chen W, …, Ge Z-W, …, Zhang N, Zhuang W-Y, Schindel D. 2012. Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region as a universal DNA barcode marker for Fungi. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 109: 6241-6246. Doi/10.1073/pnas.1117018109

  37. Orihara T, Smith ME, Ge ZW, Maekawa N. 2012. Rossbeevera yunnanensis (Boletaceae, Boletales), a new sequestrate species from southern China. Mycotaxon 120: 139-147. DOI: 10.5248/120.139.

  38. Hosen I., Ge ZW. 2011. Clarkeinda trachodes (Agaricales, Basidiomycetes), first record from Bangladesh. Mycotaxon118: 331-336.

  39. Ge ZW, Yang ZL, Vellinga EC. 2010. The genus Macrolepiota (Agaricaceae, Basidiomycota) in China. Fungal Diversity 45: 81-98.

  40. Ge ZW. 2010. Leucoagaricus orientiflavus, a new yellow lepiotoid species from southwestern China. Mycotaxon 111: 121-126.

  41. Liang JF, Yang ZL, Xu JP, Ge ZW. 2010. Two new unusual Leucoagaricus species (Agaricaceae) from tropical China with blue-green staining reactions. Mycologia, 102(5): 1141–1152.

  42. Ge ZW, Yang ZL, Zhang P., Matheny PB, Hibbett DS, 2008. Flammulina species from China inferred by morphological and molecular data. Fungal Diversity 32 (2): 59-68.

  43. Ge ZW, Yang ZL and Chen CM. 2008. A new species of the genus Hymenagaricus (Basidiomycetes) from Taiwan and its phylogenetic position inferred from ITS and nLSU sequences. Cryptogamie Mycologie 29 (3): 259-265.

  44. Yang ZL and Ge ZW. 2008. Phallogaster saccatus (Basidiomycetes, Fungi), first record from East Asia. Acta Botanica Yunnanica. 30(2): 147-150.

  45. Matheny PB, Wang Z, Binder M, Curtis JM, Lim YW, Nilsson RH, Hughes KW, Hofstetter V, Ammirati JF, Schoch CL, Langer E, Langer G, McLaughlin DJ, Wilson AW, Tobias Frølev T, Ge ZW, Kerrigan RW, Slot JC, Yang ZL, Baroni TJ, Fischer M, Hosaka K, Matsuura K, Seidl MT, Vauras J and Hibbett DS, 2007. Contributions of rpb2 and tef1 to the phylogeny of mushrooms and allies (Basidiomycota, Fungi). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 430–451.

  46. Matheny PB, Curtis JM, Hofstetter V, Aime MC, Moncalvo J-M, Ge ZW, Yang Zhu L, Slot JC, Ammirati JF, Baroni TJ, Bougher NL, Hughes KW, Lodge DJ, Kerrigan RW, Seidl MT, Aanen DK, DeNitis M, Daniele GM, Desjardin DE, Kropp BR, Norvell LL, Parker A, Vellinga EC, Vilgalys R, Hibbett DS, 2006. Major clades of Agaricales: a multilocus phylogenetic overview. Mycologia 98: 982-995.

  47. Ge ZW, Yang ZL, 2006. The genus Chlorophyllum (Basidiomycetes) in China. Mycotaxon.96: 181-191.

  48. Ge ZW, Yang ZL. 2005. Strobilomyces mirandus, a species new to China. Mycosystema 24 (1): 143-144.

  49. Yang ZL, Matheny PB, Ge ZW, Slot JC and Hibbett DS, 2005. New Asian species of the genus Anamika (euagarics, hebelomatoid clade) based on morphology and ribosomal DNA sequences. Mycological Research 109 (11): 1259-1267.

  50. Yang ZL, Ge ZW and Liang JF, 2005. Species diversity of Lepiotoid fungi in China. Proceedings of the 7th Mycological Symposium between Mainland and Taiwan: 147-159. (In Chinese with English Abstract).

  51. Zhang P, Yang ZL and Ge ZW, 2005. Two new species of Ramaria from Southwestern China. Mycotaxon 94: 235-240.


Multigene molecular phylogeny and biogeographic diversification of the Earth Tongue fungi in the genera Cudonia and Spathularia (Rhytismatales, Ascomycota). Asia Mycological Congress. August 2013-08. Zai-Wei Ge, Zhu L. Yang, Donald H. Pfister, Matteo Carbone, Tolgor Bau, Matthew E. Smith

Two species of the Asian endemic genus Keteleeria form ectomycorrhizas with diverse fungal symbionts in southwestern China. Annual Meeting of Mycological Society of China. August 2011. Zai-Wei Ge, Matthew E. Smith, Qing-Ying Zahnag, Zhu L. Yang

Taxonomy and systematics of the genus Macrolepiota (Basidiomycota) in China. Annual Meeting of Mycological Society of China. August 2010. Zai-Wei Ge, Zhu L. Yang, E.C.Vellinga

Professional Services

Editorial member of MYCOKEYS, 2011— present
Mycosystema,2011— present 

Journal Reviewer for Fungal Diversity; Mycological Progress; Mycotaxon; Organisms Diversity and Evolution; Mycology; Mycosystema; Plant Diversity and Resources.