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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales
Family: Stereaceae
Genus: Acanthophysium
(Pilát) G.Cunn. (1963)
Type species
Acanthophysium apricans
(Bourdot) G.Cunn. (1963)

Acanthophysium is a genus of fungi in the Stereaceae family. The widespread genus, which contains about 20 species,[1] was circumscribed by New Zealand mycologist Gordon Herriot Cunningham in 1963.[2]



  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  2. ^ Cunningham GH. (1963). "The Thelephoraceae of Australia and New Zealand". Bulletin of the New Zealand Department of Industrial Research. 145: 1–359. 

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