Order Lepidostromatales B.P. Hodk. & Lücking


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).

  1. Lepidostromataceae

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  • Lepidostromatales B.P. Hodk. & Lücking, Fungal Diversity 64 (1): 174 (2014). Type: Lepidostroma Mägd. & S. Winkl. 1967.
See the Wikipedia page for a good discussion of the taxonomic history.
basidiolichen research at Lawrey Lab
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. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.0800232
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. DOI: 10.1007/s13225-013-0267-0
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Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2018 Dec 26). Lepidostromatales - MycoGuide. Retrieved from http://mycoguide.com/guide/fungi/basi/agar/lepi

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