Order Lepidostromatales B.P. Hodk. & Lücking

Fungal Diversity 64 (1): 174 (2014)

This is a small group of recently clarified basidio-lichens. They differ from related orders by having a clavarioid fruitbody with a lichenized basal thallus (squamules). The associated algal type (photobiont) is chlorococcoid rather than the coccomyxoid type of Multiclavula (Cantharellales).

Taxon links:
803215 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum

Family Lepidostromataceae Ertz, Eb. Fisch., Killmann, Sérus. & Lawrey

American Journal of Botany 95: 1553 (2008)

Type: Lepidostroma Mägd. & S. Winkl. 1967

These basidiolichens are found in the tropics.

  1. Ertzia akagerae, Rwanda (Africa)
  2. Lepidostroma
    • Lepidostroma asianum, Japan (Asia)
    • Lepidostroma calocerum, Columbia (South America)
    • Lepidostroma rugaramae, Rwanda (Africa)
    • Lepidostroma terricolens, Columbia (South America)
    • Lepidostroma vilgalysii, Tlaxcala (Mexico)
    • Lepidostroma winklerianum, Veracruz (Mexico)
  3. Sulzbacheromyces caatingae, Brazil (South America)
The type species for Lepidostroma is Lepidostroma terricolens. There is a good discussion of the taxonomic history on Wikipedia: Lepidostromatales. See also basidiolichen research at Lawrey Lab.
Related links:
Ertz, D., J. D. Lawrey, M. Sikaroodi, P. M. Gillevet, E. Fischer, D. Killmann, E. Sérusiaux. 2008. A new lineage of lichenized basidiomycetes inferred from a two-gene phylogeny: The Lepidostromataceae with three species from the tropics. American Journal of Botanyer 95(12): 1548-1556.
Hibbett, D. S., R. Bauer, M. Binder, A.J. Giachini, K. Hosaka, A. Justo, E. Larsson, K.H. Larsson, J.D. Lawrey, O. Miettinen, L. Nagy, R.H. Nilsson, M. Weiss, and R.G. Thorn. 2014. Agaricomycetes. Pp. 373–429 In: Systematics and Evolution, Second Edition, The Mycota VII Part A. (D. J. McLaughlin and J. W. Spatafora, Eds.), Springer Verlag. [Chapter 14 and complete volume PDF at Hibbett Lab Publications.]
Hodkinson, B. P., B. Moncada, R. Lücking. 2014. Lepidostromatales, a new order of lichenized fungi (Basidiomycota, Agaricomycetes), with two new genera, Ertzia and Sulzbacheromyces, and one new species, Lepidostroma winklerianum. Fungal Diversity 64(1): 165-179.
Hodkinson, B. P., J. K. Uehling, M. E. Smith. 2012. Lepidostroma vilgalysii, a new basidiolichen from the New World Mycological Progress 11(3): 827-833.
Sulzbacher, M. A., F. Wartchow, C. L. Ovrebo, J. O. Sousa, I. G. Baseia, B. Moncada, R. Lücking. 2016. Sulzbacheromyces caatingae: notes on its systematics, morphology and distribution based on ITS barcoding sequences. The Lichenologist 48(1): 61-70.
Taxon links:
512318 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum