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Neofavolus Sotome & T. Hatt. 2013, in Cui, et al., Fungal Diversity 97, 137392 (2019)

Diagnosis: Basidiocarps annual, frequently laterally stipitate and rarely centrally stipitate, occasionally substipitate; soft leathery to leathery when fresh, becoming corky to woody hard when dry. Pilei reniform to semicircular or irregularly circular, white to cream or reddish-brown, pileal surface covered with brightly colored scales or smooth, azonate. Stipe short, concolorous with pileal surface or lighter. Pores angular, big to small, usually radially elongated. Hyphal system dimitic; generative hyphae bearing clamp connections; skeletal hyphae IKI–. Pileal surface with hyaline to brown agglutinated and parallel generative hyphae. Cystidia and cystidioles absent. Basidiospores cylindrical, thin-walled, smooth, hyaline, IKI, CB.

Index Fungorum NumberIF801926

Type species: Neofavolus alveolaris (DC.) Sotome & T. Hatt. 2012, in Cui, et al., Fungal Diversity 97, 137392 (2019)

Notes: Neofavolus is a genus segregated from Favolus based on phylogenetic analysis of nLSU and ITS sequences (Sotome et al. 2013), species in Neofavolus are mostly known from temperate regions, occasionally from tropical areas (Sotome et al. 2013; Zhou & Cui 2017).


Neofavolus alveolaris (DC.) Sotome & T. Hatt. 2012

Neofavolus americanus J.H. Xing, J.L. Zhou & B.K. Cui 2020

Neofavolus cremeoalbidus Sotome & T. Hatt. 2012

Neofavolus mikawae (Lloyd) Sotome & T. Hatt. 2012

Neofavolus squamatus J.H. Xing, J.L. Zhou & B.K. Cui 2020

Neofavolus suavissimus (Fr.) Seelan, Justo & Hibbett 2015

Neofavolus suavissimus (Fr.) Zmitr. & Kovalenko 2016;

Neofavolus suavissimus (Fr.) Seelan, Justo & Hibbett 2016

Neofavolus subpurpurascens (Murrill) Palacio & Robledo 2019

Neofavolus yunnanensis C.L. Zhao 2019



Cui, B.K., & Li, H.J., & Ji, X., & Zhou, J.L., & Song, J. & Si, J., & Yang, Z.L., & Dai, Y.C. (2019). Species diversity, taxonomy and phylogeny of Polyporaceae (Basidiomycota) in China. Fungal Diversity 97, 137392

Sotome, K., & Akagi, Y., & Lee, S.S., & Ishikawa N.K., & Hattori, T. (2013). Taxonomic study of Favolus and Neofavolus gen. nov. segregated from Polyporus (Basidiomycota, Polyporales). Fungal Diversity 58, 245266

Zhou, J.L., & Cui, B.K. (2017). Phylogeny and taxonomy of Favolus (Basidiomycota). Mycologia 109, 766779


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