Mycological Progress

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 521–533 | Cite as

Species diversity and molecular systematics of Fibroporia (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) and its related genera

  • Yuan-Yuan Chen
  • Fang Wu
  • Min Wang
  • Bao-Kai Cui
Original Article


In this study, phylogenetic analysis of Fibroporia and its related genera was carried out based on multiple loci of ITS, nLSU, nSSU, mtSSU, tef1 and rpb2. Combined with the morphological characters, a new genus, Pseudofibroporia gen. nov., is established. Phylogenetically, Pseudofibroporia is closely related to Fibroporia, but morphologically, the former is different from the latter in its distinct pileate basidiomata with entire margin and lacking rhizomorphs. In addition, three new species, Fibroporia bambusae sp. nov., F. ceracea sp. nov. and Pseudofibroporia citrinella sp. nov., are described from China. Fibroporia bambusae is different from other species by its cream to pinkish buff pore surface, cinnamon buff rhizomorphs and a dimitic hyphal system with both clamped and simple-septate generative hyphae. F. ceracea is distinguished by its ceraceous pore surface and a monomitic hyphal system with clamped generative hyphae. Pseudofibroporia citrinella is characterized by white to lemon yellow pileal surface, lemon yellow to curry buff pores, a dimitic hyphal system with clamped generative hyphae and oblong to broadly ellipsoid, and slightly thick-walled basidiospores (4–4.5 × 2.2–2.8 μm). Illustrated descriptions of the novel species and a key to known species of Fibroporia from China are provided.


Brown-rot fungi Fomitopsidaceae Multi-marker analysis Phylogeny Taxonomy 



The authors are grateful to Prof. Yu-Cheng Dai (BJFC, China), Dr. Shuang-Hui He (BJFC, China) and Prof. Hai-Sheng Yuan (IFP, China) for collecting specimens. The research was financed by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Project Nos. BLYJ201610 and 2016ZCQ04) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project Nos. 31422001 and 31170018).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuan-Yuan Chen
    • 1
  • Fang Wu
    • 1
  • Min Wang
    • 1
  • Bao-Kai Cui
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MicrobiologyBeijing Forestry UniversityBeijingChina

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