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Aurificaria D.A. Reid 1963, in Dai, Y.C., Fungal diversity, 45, 131-343 (2010)

Diagnosis: Basidiocarps annual, pileate to substipitate, corky when fresh, hard corky or woody hard and light-weight when dry. Pileal surface yellowish to dark greyish brown or almost black with a cuticle, mostly glabrous, concentrically zoned or azonate. Pore surface yellowish brown, golden brown to rust-brown; pores angular or round. Context golden brown or umber-brown, hard corky. Hyphal system monomitic; generative hyphae simple septate; tissue darkening in KOH. Setae and setal elements absent; no cystidia. Basidiospores subglobose or ellipsoid, dark brown, olivaceous brown in KOH, thick-walled, smooth, IKI, CB+. On angiosperm trees in subtropical and tropical areas.

Index Fungorum Number: IF17136

Type species: Aurificaria indica (Massee) D.A. Reid 1963, in Dai, Y.C., Fungal diversity, 45, 131-343 (2010)

Notes: The systematic position of Aurificaria is somewhat unsettled. It is placed in a separate clade next to Fulvifomes Murrill and Phylloporia Murrill in a phylogenetic tree inferred by Wagner & Fischer (2002) from rDNA sequence data. Another species in the genus, Aurificaria luteoumbrina (Romell) D.A. Reid, was placed in a clade with Inonotus porrectus Murrill by recent molecular phylogeny (Larsson et al. 2006), and it was treated as Inonotus luteoumbrinus (Romell) Ryvarden (Ryvarden 2005).


Aurificaria castilloi R. Valenz., Raymundo & Cifuentes 2007

Aurificaria euphoriae (Pat.) Ryvarden 1983

Aurificaria flammans (Berk.) Ryvarden 1977

Aurificaria indica (Massee) D.A. Reid 1963

Aurificaria indica var. depauperata (D.A. Reid, K.S. Thind & Chatr.) D.A. Reid 1963

Aurificaria indica var. indica (Massee) D.A. Reid 1963

Aurificaria indica var. leucocephala Nagadesi & A. Arya 2012

Aurificaria luteoumbrina (Romell) D.A. Reid 1963

Aurificaria poncei (Lloyd) D.A. Reid 1963

Aurificaria shoreae (Wakef.) Ryvarden 1977




Dai, Y.C. (2010). Hymenochaetaceae (Basidiomycota) in China. Fungal diversity, 45, 131-343.

Larsson K-H., & Parmasto E., & Fischer, M., & Langer, E., & Nakasone, K.K., & Redhead, S.A. (2006). Hymenochaetales: a molecular phylogeny for the hymenochaetoid clade. Mycologia 98, 926936.

Wagner T., & Fischer, M. (2002). Proceedings towards a natural classification of the worldwide taxa Phellinus s.l. and Inonotus s.l., and phylogenetic relationships of allied genera. Mycologia 94, 9981016.

Ryvarden, L. (2005) The genus Inonotus, a synopsis. Synopsis Fungorum 21,1149.


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