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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Pleurotaceae
Genus: Nematoctonus
Type species
Nematoctonus tylosporus

Nematoctonus (the name of which means 'nematode murderer') was a genus of fungi in the Pleurotaceae family, which is now considered a synonym of Hohenbuehelia. Originally the generic name —an anamorphic form of Hohenbuehelia—has a widespread distribution and contains 16 species.[1] Under the one fungus - one name convention,[2] the correct name for the group is Hohenbuehelia and species where the fruitbodies have not been discovered or that are older names for those described as fruitbodies have all been transferred to Hohenbuehelia.[3]



  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford: CABI. p. 462. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  2. ^ Taylor JW. (2011). "One Fungus = One Name: DNA and fungal nomenclature twenty years after PCR". IMA Fungus. 2 (2): 113–20. doi:10.5598/imafungus.2011.02.02.01. 
  3. ^ Thorn RG. (2013). "Nomenclatural novelties" (PDF). Index Fungorum. 16: 1–2. 

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