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Scytinopogon angulisporus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Clavariaceae
Genus: Scytinopogon
Singer (1945)
Type species
Scytinopogon pallescens
(Bres.) Singer (1945)

S. angulisporus
S. chartaceum
S. echinosporus
S. havencampii[1]
S. pallescens
S. papillosus
S. robustus
S. scaber

Scytinopogon is a genus of several species of clavarioid (coral-like) fungi in the family Clavariaceae.[2] The genus, circumscribed by mycologist Rolf Singer in 1945,[3] contains species with flattened branches and spores that are echinulate (covered with small spines) or verrucose (warty), and angular. The type species, S. pallescens, was originally described by Giacomo Bresadola in 1899 as a species of Pterula.[4] Although traditionally classified in the family Clavariaceae based on morphology, molecular phylogenetic analysis suggests that Scytinopogon clusters within the genus Trechispora (order Trechisporales).[5]

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  1. ^ Desjardins DE, Perry BA (2015). "A new species of Scytinopogon from the island of Príncipe, Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, West Africa" (PDF). Mycosphere. 6 (4): 433–440. 
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 627. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  3. ^ Singer R. (1945). "New genera of fungi". Lloydia. 8: 139–44. 
  4. ^ "Scytinopogon pallescens (Bres.) Singer". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  5. ^ Birkebak JM, Mayor JR, Ryberg KM, Matheny PB (2013). "A systematic, morphological and ecological overview of the Clavariaceae (Agaricales)" (PDF). Mycologia. 105 (4): 896–911. doi:10.3852/12-070. PMID 23396156.  open access publication – free to read

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