Mycological Progress

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 55–64 | Cite as

Phylogenetic taxonomy of Hymenochaete and related genera (Hymenochaetales)

  • Erast Parmasto
  • Irja Saar
  • Ellen Larsson
  • Signe Rummo
Original Article


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erast Parmasto
    • 1
    • 3
  • Irja Saar
    • 2
  • Ellen Larsson
    • 4
  • Signe Rummo
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Agricultural and Environmental SciencesEstonian University of Life SciencesTartuEstonia
  2. 2.Institute of Ecology and Earth SciencesUniversity of TartuTartuEstonia
  3. 3.Natural History MuseumUniversity of TartuTartuEstonia
  4. 4.Department of Biology and Environmental ScienceUniversity of GothenburgGöteborgSweden

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