Boletales

Boletaceae

Boletaceae Chevall. 1826

Index Fungorum number: 80523

Type genus: Boletus L. 1753

Basidioma fleshy, boletoid, or sequestrate, occasionally phylloporoid. Pileus small to large, scaly, fibrillose, mealy, tomentose, velutinous or glabrous, dry or viscid; margin sometimes projecting; context fleshy, unchanging, bluing, browning, blackening, or reddening when bruised; hymenophore depressed, sinuate-adnexed, adnate to decurrent, lamellate or tubular whitish, pinkish, yellowish to yellow, red, or brown, unchanging or staining blue, brown, black, or red when bruised; when sequestrate, the gleba loculate, chambered or tubulose. Stipe usually fleshy, central to eccentric, cylindrical or ventricose-bulbous, solid, glabrous, or ornamented with furfuraceous to scabrous squamules, or with reticulate lines; when sequestrate, stipe often absent or surrounded by the gleba.

Basidia ballistosporic (when stipitate-pileate) or statismosporic (when sequestrate), clavate. Basidiospores roundish, broadly ellipsoid, ovate, subfusiform, or elongate subfusoid, yellowish brown, brown, or olivaceous brown to pinkish, smooth, or with different types of ornamentations. Cystidia more or less fusoid-ventricose. Hymenophoral trama boletoid or phylloporoid or intermediate. Pileipellis subcutis, ixosubcutis, trichodermium, hyphoepithelium, ixotrichodermium, ixohyphoepithelium, or composed of interwoven hyphae. Hyphae without clamp connections. Mostly ectomycorrhizal, occasionally mycoparasitic/saprotrophic

 

About Basidiomycota

The webpage Basidiomycota provides an up-to-date classification and account of all genera of the phylum Basidiomycota.

 

Supported by 

Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI)

project entitled:

"Macrofungi diversity research from the Lancang-Mekong Watershed and surrounding areas"

(Grant No. DBG6280009)

Contact

  • Email: basidio.org@yahoo.com
  • Addresses:
    Mushroom Research Foundation, 292 Moo 18, Bandu District,
    Muang Chiangrai 57100, Thailand
  • The State Key Lab of Mycology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.3 1st Beichen West Rd., Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R. China


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