Ganoderma meredithiae

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Ganoderma meredithiae
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Ganodermataceae
Genus: Ganoderma
Species: G. meredithiae
Binomial name
Ganoderma meredithiae
Adask. & Gilb. (1988)

Ganoderma meredithiae is a species of bracket fungus in the family Ganodermataceae. Described as new to science in 1988 by mycologists James E. Adaskaveg and Robert Lee Gilbertson, it is found in the southeastern United States in the Gulf Coast region from east Texas to Georgia. The fungus causes white rot and butt rot on living pines, including loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) and spruce pine (Pinus glabra). The holotype was collected in 1985 near Pineville, Louisiana. G. meredithiae is named in honor of mycologist Meredith Blackwell.[1]

The complete mitochondrial genome of G. meredithiae was published in 2015.[2]


  1. ^ Adaskaveg JE, Gilbertson RL. (1988). "Ganoderma meredithiae, a new species on pines in the Southeastern United States". Mycotaxon. 31 (1): 251–7. 
  2. ^ Wang, Xin-Cun; Wu, Kai; Chen, Haimei; Shao, Junjie; Zhang, Nana; Chen, Xiangdong; Lan, Jin; Liu, Chang (2015). "The complete mitochondrial genome of the medicinal fungus Ganoderma applanatum (Polyporales, Basidiomycota)". Mitochondrial DNA Part A. 27 (4): 2813–2814. doi:10.3109/19401736.2015.1022737.