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Resupinatus applicatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Tricholomataceae
Genus: Resupinatus
Type species
Resupinatus applicatus
(Batsch) Gray

Resupinatus is a genus of fungi in the family Tricholomataceae. Species are saprobic, and often found growing on the underside of decaying wood or sides of decaying woody substrates. The generic name is derived from the Latin resupinus (bent backward, inverted).


Species in this genus have small fruiting bodies, typically less than 1.5 cm in diameter. Basidiocarps are pleurotoid or cyphelloid in shape,[1] meaning they have a reduced stem, and a flattened cap that is kidney-shaped or circular when viewed from above. Gills are well-developed and radiate outwards from an off-center point of origin or lacking.[2]

Species list[edit]

The "smoked oysterling"
  • Resupinatus graminum
  • Resupinatus kavinii
  • Resupinatus leightonii
Contains bioactive compounds with cytotoxic activity.[3]
  • Resupinatus physaroides
  • Resupinatus poriaeformis
  • Resupinatus porosus
  • Resupinatus striatulus
  • Resupinatus trichotis
This species is characterized by thick, rigid hairs at the center of the pileus.[2]
  • Resupinatus unguicularis
  • Resupinatus vinosolividus

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Thorn RG, Moncalvo J-M, Redhead SA, Lodge JD, Martin MP. (2005). A new poroid species of Resupinatus from Puerto Rico, with a reassessment of the cyphelloid genus Stigmatolemma. Mycologia 97(5): 1140-1151. PDF
  2. ^ a b Flora Agaricina Neerlandica ... - Google Book Search. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  3. ^ Eilbert F, Engler-Lohr M, Anke H, Sterner O (September 2000). "Bioactive sesquiterpenes from the basidiomycete Resupinatus leightonii". J. Nat. Prod. 63 (9): 1286–7. doi:10.1021/np0002031. PMID 11000039. 

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