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Panellus stipticus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Mycenaceae
Genus: Panellus
Type species
Panellus stipticus
(Bull.:Fr.) P.Karst.

Dictyopanus Pat. (1900)

Panellus is a genus of at least 3 mushroom species of fungi in the Mycenaceae family as defined molecularly.[2][3][4][5][6] Prior to molecular analyses the generic name had been used for any white-spored pleurotoid with amyloid spores. Unrelated but similar species are now classified in Sarcomyxa and Scytinotus. In older guides and other literature the type species had been placed in either Pleurotus or Panus and the poroid species had been classified in the synonymous genus Dictyopanus or in broadly defined genera like Polyporus (Polyporaceae) or the more closely allied Favolaschia (Mycenaceae). The closest molecular allies are Resinomycena and Cruentomycena.[2][6]


The fruit bodies of Panellus species are small and pleurotoid, meaning they grow on wood, have gills, and usually form semicircular or kidney-shaped caps that may be either directly attached to the wood, or connected by short stipes. The stipe is usually connected to the side of the cap, or off-center. The gills on the underside of the cap usually radiate outward from the attachment point, or may be strongly interveined to form a reticulum. The spores are hyaline (white in deposit), thin-walled, smooth and amyloid.[7][8] Panellus is one of several genera in the Mycenaceae that are bioluminescent.[8][9][10]



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  7. ^ Bursdall HH Jr; Miller OK Jr. (1975). "A reevaluation of Panellus and Dictyopanus (Agaricales)". Nova Hedwigia. 51: 79–91.
  8. ^ a b Desjardin DE, Oliveira AG, Stevani CV (2008). "Fungi bioluminescence revisited". Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. 7 (2): 170–82. CiteSeerX doi:10.1039/b713328f. PMID 18264584.
  9. ^ Macrae R. (1937). "Interfertility phenomena of the American and European forms of Panus stipticus (Bull.) Fries". Nature. 139 (3520): 674. doi:10.1038/139674b0.
  10. ^ Macrae R. (1942). "Interfertility studies and inheritance of luminescence in Panus stypticus". Canadian Journal of Research, Section C: Botanical Sciences. 20 (8): 411–434.

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