Stereopsis (fungus)

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Stereopsis humphreyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Stereopsidales
Family: Stereopsidaceae
Sjökvist, E.Larss., Pfeil & K.H.Larss. (2013)
Genus: Stereopsis
D.A.Reid (1965)
Type species
Stereopsis radicans
(Berk.) D.A.Reid (1965)

Stereopsis is the sole genus of fungi in the family Stereopsidaceae.[1] The genus was formerly placed in the family Meruliaceae in the order Polyporales but was found to belong in its own order along with the genus Clavulicium.[1] Stereopsis was circumscribed by English mycologist Derek Reid in 1965.[2] It contains species that form funnel-shaped basidiocarps as well as the corticioid species Stereopsis globosa which was formerly considered a species of Clavulicium.[1] The species Stereopsis humphreyi and Stereopsis vitellina were found to belong in the Agaricales and Atheliales respectively in a molecular phylogenetics study, and because of this do not belong in Stereopsis, but they have not yet been transferred to their own genera.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e Sjökvist, E.; Pfeil, B.E.; Larsson, E.; Larsson, K.-H. (2014). "Stereopsidales – a new order of mushroom-forming fungi". PLoS ONE. 9 (8): e106204. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095227. PMC 4002437Freely accessible. PMID 24777067.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Reid, D.A. (1965). A Monograph of the Stipitate Stereoid Fungi. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia. 18. p. 290. 

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