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Castellanea T.W. Henkel & M.E. Sm., in Smith et al., IMA Fungus 6(2): 310 (2015)


Etymology: The genus is named in honor of Dr. Michael A. Castellano, a world authority on sequestrate fungi.

Diagnosis: Distinguished from other Boletacaeae by a combination of the following characters: Basidiomata hypogeous to partially emergent, sequestrate, ovate, with a short stipe. Peridium orange-brown, unchanging, subglabrous, thin. Gleba brown, unchanging, loculate. Columella short, pad-like, with a single sterile vein. Basidiospores statismosporic, subfusiform, smooth, yellowish brown, often dextrinoid, pedicellate. Basidia subclavate. Cystidia and clamp connections absent.

Index Fungorum number: IF812361


Type species: Castellanea pakaraimophila T.W. Henkel & M.E. Sm. 2015, in Smith et al., IMA Fungus 6(2): 310 (2015)

Key reference:

Smith, M. E., Amses, K. R., Elliott, T. F., Obase, K., Aime, M. C., & Henkel, T. W. (2015). New sequestrate fungi from Guyana: Jimtrappea guyanensis gen. sp. nov., Castellanea pakaraimophila gen. sp. nov., and Costatisporus cyanescens gen. sp. nov. (Boletaceae, Boletales). IMA fungus, 6(2), 297317


About Basidiomycota

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


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Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI)

project entitled:

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

(Grant No. DBG6280009)


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