Genera & Species

Balkan boletes

Boletes of the Balkan Peninsula

The knowledge of fungi in this part of Europe often remains hidden from European mycologists and for this reason the reader will find here a list of some sources on bolete mycota of the Balkans. Unfortunately, none of the Balkan countries has its own monographic treatment of Boletales. However, regional checklists of some countries are readily available (many of them also online) and are listed below.

Proper Balkan countries

(fully or mostly located in the peninsula)



Neither checklist, nor any data from this country are known to the author up to date

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Neither checklist, nor any data from this country are known to the author up to date


Assyov, B. 2012. Revision of Boletus section Appendiculati (Boletaceae) in Bulgaria with a key to the Balkan species. – Turkish Journal of Botany 36: 408–419. (available online)

Assyov, B. & Denchev, C.M. 2004. Preliminary checklist of Boletales in Bulgaria. – Mycologia Balcanica 1: 195–208. (available online)

Denchev, C.M. & Assyov, B. 2010. Checklist of the larger basidiomycetes in Bulgaria. – Mycotaxon 111: 279–282 + on-line version: 1–76 ( /resources/checklists/denchev-v111-checklist.pdf). (available online)


Zervakis, G., Dimou, D. & Balis, C. 1998. A checklist of the Greek macrofungi including hosts and biogeographic distribution: I. Basidiomycotina. – Mycotaxon 66: 273–336. (available online)

Κωνσταντινίδης, Γ. 2009. Μανιτάρια, φωτογραφικός οδηγός μανιταροσυλλέκτη. Αυτοέκδοση,  Αθήνα. [Konstantinidis, G. 2009. Mushrooms, a photographic guide for collectors.  Published by the author, Athens.]


Neither checklist, nor any data from this country are known to the author up to date

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Karadelev, M., Rusevska, K. & Spasikova, S. 2007. The family Boletaceae s. l. (excl. Boletus) in the Republic of Macedonia. – Turkish Journal of Botany 31: 539–550. (available online)

Karadelev, M., Rusevska, K. & Spasikova, S. 2006. Ecology and distribution of the genus Boletus (Boletaceae) in the Republic of Macedonia. – Mycologia Montenegrina 9: 7–23. (available online as unpaginated text)


Kasom, G. & Karadelev, M. 2011. Preliminary checklist of the genus Boletus L. in Crna Gora (Montenegro). – Natura Montenegrina 10: 187–199. (available online)

Kasom, G. & Karadelev, M. 2012. The family Boletaceae s.l. (excluding Boletus) in Montenegro. – Turkish Journal of Botany 36: 566–579. (available online)

Perić, B. & Perić, O. 2006. Contribution to the study of the genus Boletus s. l. in Montenegro. – Mycologia Montenegrina 9: 35–54.


Lukić, N. 2009. The distribution and diversity of Boletus Genus in Central Serbia. Kragujevac Journal of Sciences. – 31: 59–68. (available online)

Uzelac, B. 2009. Gljive Srbije i Zapadnog Balkana. [Fungi of Serbia and the Western Balkans]. BGV Logic, Belgrade. (available to buy at NHBS)


Other Balkan countries

(mostly located outside the peninsula)


Tkalčec, Z. & Mešić, A. 2003. Preliminary checklist of Agaricales from Croatia III: Families Boletaceae, Gomphidiaceae and Paxillaceae. – Mycotaxon 87: 255–282. (available online)


Jurc, D., Piltaver A. & Ogris N. 2005. Glive Slovenije: vrste i razsirjenost. – Studia Forestalia Slovenica 124: 1–497.


Bontea, V. 1953. Ciuperci parazite şi saprofite din Republica Popularā Românā. Editura Academiei Republici Populare Române, Bucuresti.


Sesli, E. & Baydar, S. 1996. A preliminary checklist of Agaricales of Turkey. – Mycotaxon 60: 213–224. (available online)

Sesli, E. & Denchev, C.M. 2005. Checklists of the myxomycetes and macromycetes in Turkey. – Mycologia Balcanica 2: 119–160.

Sesli, E. & Denchev, C.M. 2009. Checklists of the myxomycetes, larger ascomycetes and larger basidiomycetes in Turkey. – Mycotaxon 106: 65–68. (available online)