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Vanderbylia D.A. Reid 1973, in Cui, et al., Fungal Diversity 97, 137392 (2019)

Diagnosis: Basidiocarps annual to perennial, pileate, hard corky to woody hard. Pilei applanate, slightly convex, semicircular; pileal surface slightly to distinctly warted, glabrous. Pore surface white to grayish cream; pores round; dissepiments thick, entire. Hyphal system dimitic; generative hyphae hyaline, thin-walled, rarely branched, bearing clamp connections; skeletal hyphae dominating in the context, hyaline, subsolid to thick-walled with a wide lumen, branched, interwoven, variably dextrinoid, cyanophilous; hyphae occasionally swollen in KOH. Cystidia absent; cystidioles variably present. Basidia clavate, with four sterigmata and a basal clamp connection; basidioles often dominant, in shape similar to basidia, but slightly smaller. Basidiospores subglobose to amygdaliform, non-truncate, hyaline, thick-walled, smooth, strongly dextrinoid, CB+. Dichohyphidia-like (coral-like dendrohyphidia) element present at the dissepiment.

Index Fungorum NumberIF18722

Type species: Vanderbylia vicina (Lloyd) D.A. Reid 1973, in Cui, et al., Fungal Diversity 97, 137392 (2019)

Notes: Vanderbylia is similar to Perenniporia sensu stricto on the basis of the thick-walled basidiospores, but it differs by its pileate, hard corky basidiocarps and strongly dextrinoid skeletal hyphae and subglobose to amygdaliform, nontruncated basidiospores (Núñez & Ryvarden 2001). Molecular studies showed that this genus is distant from Perenniporia sensu stricto (Zhao & Cui 2013; Zhao et al. 2013).


Vanderbylia borneensis Corner 1987

Vanderbylia cinnamomea C.L. Zhao 2020

Vanderbylia delavayi (Pat.) B.K. Cui & Y.C. Dai 2019

Vanderbylia devians (Bres.) D.A. Reid 1975

Vanderbylia fraxinea (Bull.) D.A. Reid 1973

Vanderbylia hornoderma (Mont.) D.A. Reid 1973

Vanderbylia latissima (Bres.) D.A. Reid 1973

Vanderbylia nigroapplanata (Van der Byl) D.A. Reid 1975

Vanderbylia peninsularis Corner 1987

Vanderbylia robiniophila (Murrill) B.K. Cui & Y.C. Dai 2019

Vanderbylia subincarnata Corner 1987

Vanderbylia ungulata D.A. Reid 1973

Vanderbylia vicina (Lloyd) D.A. Reid 1973



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

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

Zhao, C.L., & Cui, B.K. (2013). Truncospora macrospora sp. nov. (Polyporales) from Southwest China based on morphological and molecular data. Phytotaxa 87, 3038

Zhao, C.L., & Cui, B.K., & Dai, Y.C. (2013) New species and phylogeny of Perenniporia based on morphological and molecular characters. Fungal Diver 58:4760


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