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Phellopilus Niemelä, T. Wagner & M. Fisch. 2001, in Dai, Y.C., Fungal diversity, 45, 131-343 (2010)

Diagnosis Basidiocarps perennial, effused-reflexed or pileate, soft corky to hard corky. Pileal surface tomentose to velutinate. Context duplex, a distinct black line present between twolayers. Hyphal system trimitic, generative hyphae hyaline and thin-walled, frequently simple septate; skeletal hyphae dichotomously branched like in the so-called skeletobinding hyphae. Setae present. Spores narrowly obclavate, hyaline, thin-walled, IKI, slightly CB+. Phellopilus may be related to Fuscoporia because both of them have hyaline and thin-walled spores, but molecular data showed Phellopilus was in an isolated position (Wagner & Fischer 2001). Phellopilus is characterized by duplex context, trimitic hyphal structure, and narrowly obclavate, hyaline, thin-walled basidiospores (Niemelä et al. 2001).

Index Fungorum Number: IF28521

Type species: Phellopilus nigrolimitatus (Romell) Niemelä, T. Wagner & M. Fisch. 2001, in Dai, Y.C., Fungal diversity, 45, 131-343 (2010)


Phellopilus nigrolimitatus (Romell) Niemelä, T. Wagner & M. Fisch. 2001



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

Niemelä T, Wagner T, Fischer M, Dai YC (2001) Phellopilus n. gen. and its affinities within the Phellinus and Inonotus generic complexes (Basidiomycetes). Annales Botanici Fennici ,38, 5162.

Wagner, T., & Fischer, M. (2001). Natural groups and a revised system for the European poroid Hymenochaetales (Basidiomycota) supported by nSLU rDNA sequence data. Mycological Research, 105, 773782.


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