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Trametes Fr. 1836, in Cui, et al., Fungal Diversity 97, 137392 (2019)

Diagnosis: Basidiocarps usually annual, pileate, dimidiate to flabelliform. Hymenophores poroid, daedaleoid to lamellate. Pilei variable in color, white to cream, yellowish to reddish, brownish or blackish brown. Pore surface white, cream, grayish, pale brown to red; pores round to angular; dissepiments thin, entire to slightly lacerate. Context white to yellowish or reddish brown. Hyphal system trimitic; generative hyphae bearing clamp connections; skeletal hyphae hyaline, yellowish-brown to reddish orange, IKI, CB-. Basidiospores cylindrical to ellipsoid, hyaline, thin-walled, smooth, IKI, CB–.

Index Fungorum NumberIF18663

Type species: Trametes suaveolens (L.) Fr. 1838., in Cui, et al., Fungal Diversity 97, 137392 (2019)

Notes: Trametes is mainly characterized by the pileate basidiocarps, a trimitic hyphal system with clamped generative hyphae, cylindrical to ellipsoid and thin-walled basidiospores (Núñez & Ryvarden 2001). Lenzites Fr. has lamellate to daedaleoid hymenophores, which are different from Trametes. Pycnoporus P. Karst. is separated from Trametes solely based on the orange-red colors of the basidiocarps. However, phylogenetically, these two genera grouped together with Trametes; thus, they were treated as synonyms of Trametes (Justo & Hibbett 2011).



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

Justo, A, & Hibbett, D.S. (2011). Phylogenetic classification of Trametes (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) based on a five-marker dataset. Taxon 60, 15671583

Núñez, M, & Ryvarden, L. (2001) East Asian polypores 2. Synopsis Fungorum 14, 170522


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