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Parvixerocomus G. Wu & Zhu L. Yang, in Wu et al., Fungal Diversity 81(1): 124 (2015)


Etymology:Parvixerocomusrefers to the Xerocomus like small basidioma.


Diagnosis: This genus differs from all other genera of Boletaceae by its small basidiomata (usually <4 cm in diam.) with yellow hymenophoral tubes and pores which stain blue when bruised, ovoid to ellipsoid smooth spores, and an epithelioid pileipellis.


Basidioma stipitate-pileatewith tubular hymenophore, small. Pileus convex to applanate, subtomentose, dry; context yellowish to yellow, staining blue immediately when injured. Hymenophore subdecurrent, often with teeth on the apex of stipe; Hymenophoral surface yellowish to yellow, staining blue immediately when injured; pores irregular, angular to nearly round, often compound; tubes concolorous with hymenophoral surface, staining blue immediately when injured. Stipe central, light brown, brownish red to reddish brown, surface often pruinose; Basal mycelia cream to grayish yellowish. Pileipellis an epithelium composed of submoniliform to moniliform hyphae with cystidioid terminal cells. Pleuro- and cheilocystidia subfusiform-ventricose or clavate, with subacute apex or with long beak. Basidiospores smooth, ovoid to ellipsoid, yellowish to brownish yellow. Clamp connections absent.


Index Fungorum number: IF811420


Type species: Parvixerocomus pseudoaokii G. Wu, K. Zhao & Zhu L. Yang 2015, in Wu et al., Fungal Diversity 81(1): 124 (2015)



Parvixerocomus aokii (Hongo) G. Wu, N.K. Zeng & Zhu L. Yang 2015

Parvixerocomus pseudoaokii G. Wu, K. Zhao & Zhu L. Yang 2015


Key References

Wu G, Zhao K, Li Y-C, Zeng N-K, Feng B, Halling RE, Yang Z-L 2016. Four new genera of the fungal family Boletaceae. Fungal Divers, 81(1):124


About Basidiomycota

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


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