Mycological Progress

, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp 785–793 | Cite as

Crepatura ellipsospora gen. et sp. nov. in Phanerochaetaceae (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) bearing a tuberculate hymenial surface

  • Xiang Ma
  • Chang-Lin ZhaoEmail author
Original Article


A new wood-inhabiting fungal genus, Crepatura, typified by C. ellipsospora sp. nov., is proposed based on a combination of morphological features and molecular evidence. The genus is characterized by an annual growth habit, resupinate basidiocarps with smooth to irregularly tuberculate hymenial surface, a monomitic hyphal system with thick-walled generative hyphae bearing both clamp connections and simple septa and ellipsoid, hyaline, thick-walled, smooth, negative in Melzer’s, acyanophilous basidiospores measuring 6.5–7.5 × 4–5 μm. Sequences of ITS and LSU nrRNA gene regions of the studied samples were generated, and phylogenetic analyses were performed with maximum likelihood, maximum parsimony, and Bayesian inference methods. The phylogenetic analyses based on molecular data of ITS+nLSU sequences showed that Crepatura belonged to the Phanerochaetaceae family and nested into the Donkia clade. The result demonstrated that the genus Crepatura formed a monophyletic lineage with a strong support and phylogenetically was closely related to Pirex concentricus.


China Molecular phylogeny Phanerochaetaceae Taxonomy Wood-rotting fungi 


Funding information

The research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project No. 31700023), the Yunnan Agricultural Foundation Projects (2017FG001-042), the Science Foundation of Southwest Forestry University (Project No. 111715), and the Science Foundation of Education Department in Yunnan (2018JS326).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Biodiversity Conservation and UtilizationSouthwest Forestry UniversityKunmingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory for Forest Resources Conservation and Utilization in the Southwest Mountains of China, Ministry of EducationSouthwest Forestry UniversityKunmingPeople’s Republic of China

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