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Fomitoporia punctata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Hymenochaetales
Family: Hymenochaetaceae
Genus: Fomitiporia
Murrill (1907)
Type species
Fomitiporia langloisii
Murrill (1907)

Fomitiporia is a genus of fungi in the family Hymenochaetaceae. According to a 2008 estimate, the widely distributed genus contains 11 species,[1] though three new species were identified in 2010 in sub-Saharan Africa using multigene molecular phylogenetic analysis,[2] and two more were named in a 2013 article.[3] In 2011 it was announced that a specimen of the species F. ellipsoidea was discovered with a fruit body that is largest known of any fungus.[4][5] However, the species has since been moved to Phellinus.



  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA. (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford: CABI. p. 260. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  2. ^ Amalfi M, Yombiyeni P, Antonio Decock D. (2010). "Fomitiporia in sub-Saharan Africa: morphology and multigene phylogenetic analysis support three new species from the Guineo-Congolian rainforest". Mycologia 102 (6): 1301–17. doi:10.3852/09-083. 
  3. ^ Zhou, Li-Wei; Xue, Hui-Jun (2012). "Fomitiporia pentaphylacis and F. tenuitubus spp. nov (Hymenochaetales, Basidiomycota) from Guangxi, southern China". Mycological Progress 11 (4): 907–13. doi:10.1007/s11557-012-0806-1. 
  4. ^ Cui, Bao-Kai; Dai, Yu-Cheng (2011). "Fomitiporia ellipsoidea has the largest fruiting body among the fungi". Fungal Biology 115 (9): 813–4. doi:10.1016/j.funbio.2011.06.008. PMID 21872178. 
  5. ^ Walker, Matt (1 August 2011). "Giant fungus discovered in China". BBC. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Amalfi M, Decock T. (2013). "Fomitiporia castilloi sp. nov. and multiple clades around F. apiahyna and F. texana in Meso- and South America evidenced by multiloci phylogenetic inferences". Mycologia 105 (4): 873–87. doi:10.3852/11-423. 

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