Mycological Progress

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 55–64

Phylogenetic taxonomy of Hymenochaete and related genera (Hymenochaetales)


  • Erast Parmasto
    • Institute of Agricultural and Environmental SciencesEstonian University of Life Sciences
    • Natural History MuseumUniversity of Tartu
    • Institute of Ecology and Earth SciencesUniversity of Tartu
  • Ellen Larsson
    • Department of Biology and Environmental ScienceUniversity of Gothenburg
  • Signe Rummo
    • Institute of Ecology and Earth SciencesUniversity of Tartu
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11557-013-0891-9

Cite this article as:
Parmasto, E., Saar, I., Larsson, E. et al. Mycol Progress (2014) 13: 55. doi:10.1007/s11557-013-0891-9


Species delimitation in Hymenochaete sensu lato was evaluated based on partial nucLSU rDNA sequences, isoenzyme analyses and morphological data. Analyses of LSU data revealed Hymenochaete sensu stricto and Pseudochaete as distinct monophyletic genera. Transfer of Hydnochaete olivacea into genus Pseudochaete and Dichochaete setosa into genus Hymenochaete (as H. resupinata) was supported by the results of molecular analyses. A new species Hymenochaete koeljalgii from Tanzania was described. The species of genus Hymenochaete sensu stricto were divided into four well-supported clades possessing no distinctive morphological characters.


Molecular phylogeny Fungal taxonomy Genus and species delimitation nucLSU rDNA

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