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Coniophora puteana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales
Family: Coniophoraceae
Genus: Coniophora
DC. (1815)
Type species
Coniophora membranacea
DC. (1815)

Coniophora is a genus of fungi within the Coniophoraceae family. There are 20 species[1] in the genus, which has a widespread distribution. One notable member is the cellar fungus (C. puteana), which causes wet rot in wood.[2] Molecular analysis has revealed that there are cryptic species in the fungal lineages Coniophora olivacea, C. arida, and C. puteana.[3]



  1. ^ Ginns, J. (1982). "A Monograph of the genus Coniophora (Aphyllophorales, Basidiomycetes)". Opera Botanica. 61: 1–61. 
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 166. ISBN 0-85199-826-7. 
  3. ^ Skrede I, Carlsen T, Stensrud Ø, Kauserud H (2012). "Genome wide AFLP markers support cryptic species in Coniophora (Boletales)". Fungal Biology. 116 (7): 778–84. doi:10.1016/j.funbio.2012.04.009. PMID 22749164. 

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