Mycological Progress

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 131–147 | Cite as

Obba and Sebipora, new polypore genera related to Cinereomyces and Gelatoporia (Polyporales, Basidiomycota)

  • Otto MiettinenEmail author
  • Mario Rajchenberg
Original Article


Cinereomyces clade is a newly proposed monophyletic group of polypores containing currently four genera and five species, including two promising biopulping fungi, Ceriporiopsis rivulosa and C. subvermispora. The Cinereomyces clade is well-delimited in nrDNA-based phylogenetic analysis, but its position in Polyporales remains unclear. Its closest relative may be found in the core polyporoid clade. Only a few morphological characters are common for all the species in the clade, e.g. CB– and CRB+ hyphae, white fruiting bodies, presence of oil, and middle-sized spores. Culturally, the species are unified by producing simple-septate generative hyhpae in the margin, which produce simple-clamped hyphae backwards. The genus Gelatoporia is the correct place for Ceriporiopsis subvermispora. Two new genera are described in the group: Obba to incorporate C. rivulosa and a new austral species, Obba valdiviana, known from southern Argentina and recorded here also from Tasmania, and Sebipora to accommodate a new species from tropical Asia, S. aquosa. ITS sequences imply that Eurasian Gelatoporia subvermispora may belong to a different species from the North American one. G. subvermispora is recorded as new to Indonesia.


Ceriporiopsis rivulosa Ceriporiopsis subvermispora Diplomitoporus lindbladii Taxonomy Biopulping 



We express our gratitude to Arbinis Arbain, Syamsurdi, Rusdji Tamin, Hernawati, and Nurainas (Padang), and Pertti Uotila (H) for providing generous assistance to work in Indonesia. Genevieve Gates (Hobart) provided us with valuable specimens. Tuomo Niemelä (Helsinki) revised the manuscript, and Teuvo Ahti (Helsinki) revised the Latin. Tuuli Timonen and Pirkko Harju (Helsinki) identified some host tree species from wood attached to fungal specimens. We thank Pekka Maijala (Helsinki) for his ideas and support for this work, and Annele Hatakka (Helsinki) for providing lab facilities. Ellen Larsson, Elisabet Sjökvist (Göteborg) and Petri Oinonen (Stockholm) did most of the DNA work. The Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation provided financial support. MR is a researcher for the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Botanical MuseumUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación y Estensión Forestal Andino Patagónico (CIEFAP)ChubutArgentina

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