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Laxitextum bicolor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales
Family: Hericiaceae
Genus: Laxitextum
Lentz (1956)
Type species
Laxitextum bicolor
(Pers.) Lentz (1956)

Laxitextum is a genus of fungi in the family Hericiaceae. The widespread genus contains three species.[1] It was circumscribed by Paul Lewis Lentz in 1955.[2] Species in the genus have fruit bodies that are effused (stretched out flat) to reflexed (with edges turned up) and a smooth hymenium. Molecular analysis shows that the genus groups in a clade with the genera Hericium and Dentipellis.[3]


  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  2. ^ Lentz PL. (1955). Stereum and Allied Genera of Fungi in the Upper Mississippi Valley. Washington, D.C.: US Department of Agriculture. p. 18. 
  3. ^ Miller SL, Larsson E, Larsson KH, Verbeken A, Nuytinck J (2006). "Perspectives in the new Russulales". Mycologia. 98 (6): 960–70. PMID 17486972. doi:10.3852/mycologia.98.6.960. 

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