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Amylofungus Sheng H. Wu 1996, in Wu, Mycologia, 886-890 (1995).

Etymology: From amylo + fungus, referring to the amyloid reaction of the whole fruiting body.

Diagnosis: Basidiomata resupinate, effuse. Hymenial surface smooth. Hyphal system monomitic. Hyphae simple- septate, amyloid. Gloeocystidia numerous, clavate or cylindrical, SA+, amyloid. Basidia utriform, four strigmate, amyloid. Basidiospores globose or subglobose, smooth, thin-walled, amyloid.

Index Fungorum Number: IF27556

Type Species: Amylofungus corrosus (G. Cunn.) Sheng H. Wu 1996, in Wu, Mycologia, 886-890 (1995).


Amylofungus corrosus (G. Cunn.) Sheng H. Wu 1996

Amylofungus globosporus (N. Maek.) Sheng H. Wu 1997


Wu, S. H. (1995). Two new genera of corticioid basidiomycetes with gloeocystidia and amyloid basidiospores. Mycologia, 886-890.


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