Lepidostromatales Hodkinson & Lücking, in Hodkinson et al., Fungal diversity. 64(1):165-179 (2014)

Diagnostic characters: Differing from Agaricales, Amylocorticiales, Atheliales, and Boletales in the clavarioid basidiomata combined with a lichenized basal thallus, and from Cantharellales in the lichenization with a chlorococcoid photobiont.

Index Fungorum number: IF803215

Type family: Lepidostromataceae Ertz, Eb. Fischer, Killmann, Sérus. & Lawrey, in Ertz et al., American Journal of Botany 95: 1553 (2008)


Fig. 1

Figure 1.  Maximum-likelihood tree of nuLSU sequences of selected Basidiomycota focusing on Atheliales and Lepidostroma s.lat. Supported branches for major and order-level clades and for genus-level clades within Lepidostromatales are indicated by thick lines and both bootstrap support values (above branches) and Bayesian posterior support (below branches) are given (only values of 70 % bootstrap support and larger and 0.95 posterior probability and larger are given). Order-level clades are highlighted in color to facilitate their distinction. The newly proposed genera for Lepidostromatales are also indicated.


Fig. 2

Figure 2. Maximum-likelihood tree of combined nuLSU, TEF1, and RPB2 sequences of selected Basidiomycota focusing on Agaricomycetidae. Supported branches for order-level clades are indicated by thick lines and bootstrap support values are given.



Ertz, D.; Lawrey, J.D.; Sikaroodi, M.; Gillevet, P.M.; Fischer, E.; Killmann, D.; Sérusiaux, E. 2008. A new lineage of lichenized basidiomycetes inferred from a two genes phylogeny: the Lepidostromataceae with three species from the tropic. American Journal of Botany. 95:1548-1556

Hodkinson, BP; Moncada, B; Lücking, R. 2014. Lepidostromatales, a new order of lichenized fungi (Basidiomycota, Agaricomycetes), with two new genera, Ertzia and Sulzbacheromyces, and one new species, Lepidostroma winklerianum. Fungal diversity. 64(1):165-179


About Basidiomycota

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


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