Mycological Progress

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 81–93 | Cite as

Taxonomy and phylogeny of Ceriporia (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) with an emphasis of Chinese collections

  • Bi-Si Jia
  • Li-Wei Zhou
  • Bao-Kai Cui
  • Bernard Rivoire
  • Yu-Cheng DaiEmail author
Original Article


Ceriporia accommodates a kind of wood-inhabiting polypores producing resupinate basidiocarps and causing a white rot. More than 30 species of this genus have been described; however, only a few species were referred to molecular phylogeny. In this study, a total of 203 specimens of Ceriporia were studied morphologically, and the ITS and/or nLSU regions from 42 samples, representing 18 species, were sequenced for phylogenetic analysis. Based on both morphological and phylogenetic analyses, three new species of Ceriporia, C. bubalinomarginata, C. pseudocystidiata and C. variegata, are described and illustrated. An annotated identification key is provided for all 20 species of this genus thus far known in China. Our phylogeny shows that (1) Ceriporia is not monophyletic, (2) C. spissa and C. viridans as morphologically circumscribed are polyphyletic, (3) C. inflata is retained for both C. inflata and C. jiangxiensis, and (4) presence or absence of hymenial cystidia is not a useful character in delimiting species relationships in Ceriporia.


Phanerochaetaceae ITS nLSU Wood-inhabiting fungi 



Special thanks are due to Profs. Leif Ryvarden and Karl-Henrik Larsson (O, Norway), Dr. Pertti Salo (H, Finland), and curators of Museum of National Natural History, France (P), National Museum of Czech Republic (PRM), Landcare Research of New Zealand (PDD) and University of Guyana (BRG) for loans of specimens. We are grateful to Dr. Zheng Wang (Yale University, USA) for improving the manuscript. This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project Nos.31070022, 30910103907).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bi-Si Jia
    • 1
  • Li-Wei Zhou
    • 2
  • Bao-Kai Cui
    • 1
  • Bernard Rivoire
    • 3
  • Yu-Cheng Dai
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of MicrobiologyBeijing Forestry UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Forest and Soil Ecology, Institute of Applied EcologyChinese Academy of SciencesShenyangPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.OrlienasFrance

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