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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Polyporaceae
Genus: Thermophymatospora
Udagawa, Awao & Abdullah (1986)
Type species
Thermophymatospora fibuligera
Udagawa, Awao & Abdullah (1986)

Thermophymatospora is a monotypic fungal genus in the family Polyporaceae containing the single species Thermophymatospora fibuligera, a basidiomycetous hyphomycete. Both the genus and species were described as new in 1986. The fungus was originally isolated from cultivated soil at a date palm plantation in Iraq. It has conidia that are brown, spherical, and relatively large (typically 20–24 μm). Its hyphae has clamp connections. The fungus has a growth temperature range of 17–48 °C (63–118 °F), with an optimum between 35 and 40 °C (95 and 104 °F).[1]

The specific epithet fibuligera, from the Latin for "clamp-bearing", refers to the characteristic presence of clamp connections in the hyphae.[1]


  1. ^ a b Udagawa, Shun-ichi; Awao, Takeyoshi; Abdullah, Samir (1986). "Thermophymatospora, a new thermotolerant genus of basidiomycetous hyphomycetes". Mycotaxon. 27: 99–106. 

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