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Steccherinum ochraceum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Steccherinaceae
Genus: Steccherinum
Gray (1821)
Type species
Steccherinum ochraceum
(Pers.) Gray (1821)
  • Etheirodon Banker (1902)
  • Leptodon Quél. (1886)
  • Mycoleptodon Pat. (1897)
  • Odontia Fr. (1835)
  • Odontina Pat. (1874)

Steccherinum is a widely distributed genus of hydnoid crust fungi in the family Steccherinaceae.[2]


Steccherinum was circumscribed by Samuel Frederick Gray in his 1821 work A Natural Arrangement of British Plants.[3]


Steccherinum fungi have a range of fruit body morphologies, including resupinate (crust-like), effused-reflexed (crust-like with the edges extending outwards to form caps), or pileate with either a stipe or only a stipe-like base.


A 2008 estimate placed 33 species in Steccherinum.[4]

Steccherinum fimbriatum on Quercus cerris


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  2. ^ Miettinen, Otto; Larsson, Ellen; Sjökvist, Elisabet; Larsson, Karl-Henrik (2012). "Comprehensive taxon sampling reveals unaccounted diversity and morphological plasticity in a group of dimitic polypores (Polyporales, Basidiomycota)" (PDF). Cladistics. 28: 251–270. doi:10.1111/j.1096-0031.2011.00380.x. 
  3. ^ Gray, Samuel F. (1821). A Natural Arrangement of British Plants. London, UK: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. p. 651. 
  4. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 662. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  5. ^ Lindsey, J.P.; Gilbertson, R.L. (1979). "A new Steccherinum (Aphyllophorales, Steccherinaceae) from Alaska". Mycologia. 71 (6): 1264–1266. doi:10.2307/3759116. 
  6. ^ Legon, N.W.; Roberts, P. (2002). "Steccherinum album: a new species from southern England". Czech Mycology. 54 (1-2): 7–9. 
  7. ^ Saliba, J.; David, A. (1988). "Apports des caractères culturaux et des confrontations dans l'étude des représentants européens du genre Steccherinum (Basidiomycètes, Aphyllophorales)". Cryptogamie Mycologie (in French). 9 (2): 93–110. 
  8. ^ a b c d e Maas Geesteranus, R.A.; Lanquetin, P. (1975). "Observations sur quelques champignons hydnoides de l'Afrique". Persoonia (in French). 8 (2): 145–165. 
  9. ^ Harrison, Keith A. (1964). "New or little known North American stipitate Hydnums". Canadian Journal of Botany. 42 (9): 1205–1233. doi:10.1139/b64-116. 
  10. ^ a b Yuan, Hai-Sheng; Wu, Sheng-Hua (2012). "Two new species of Steccherinum (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) from Taiwan". Mycoscience. 53 (2): 133–138. doi:10.1007/s10267-011-0139-y. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g Maas Geesteranus, R.A. (1974). "Studies in the genera Irpex and Steccherinum". Persoonia. 7 (4): 443–581. 
  12. ^ Cunningham, G.H. (1958). "Hydnaceae of New Zealand. I. - The pileate genera Beenakia, Dentinum, Hericium, Hydnum, Phellodon and Steccherinum". Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 85: 585–601. 
  13. ^ a b Yuan, H.-S.; Dai, Y.-C. (2005). "Two new species of Steccherinum (Basidiomycota) from China". Mycotaxon. 93: 173–178. 
  14. ^ Spirin, W.; Zmitrovich, I.; Malysheva, V. (2007). "Steccherinum tenuispinum (Polyporales, Basidiomycota), a new species from Russia, and notes on three other species" (PDF). Annales Botanici Fennici. 44: 298–302. 

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