Agaricales » Lyophyllaceae


Clitolyophyllum Sesli, Vizzini & Contu, in Sesli et al., Canadian Journal of Botany 94(2): 75 (2016)

Etymology: Clitolyophyllum is a compound name, reflecting the morphological similarity and phylogenetic proximity to Clitocybe and Lyophyllum.

Diagnosis: It is characterized by a clitocyboid habit; eccentric stipe; hyaline, smooth, and inamyloid basidiospores; nonsiderophilous basidia; by fruiting on dead tree bark; and unique ITS/LSU/rpb2 sequences.

Index Fungorum number: IF814482

Type Species: Clitolyophyllum akcaabatense E. Sesli, Vizzini & Contu, in Sesli et al., Botany 94(2): 75 (2016)

Note: So far, the type species is known only from Akcaabat, Hidirnebi, Trabzon, Turkey, but it is not known whether its occurrence is limited to this area.



Sesli E., Vizzini A. Contu M. 2016. Clitolyophyllum akcaabatensis gen. nov., sp. nov. (Agaricales, Tricholomatineaea), a new fan shaped clitocybioid agaric from Turkey. Canadian Journal of Botany. 94:73-80


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