Genus Meripilus P. Karst.

Bidr. Känn. Finl. Nat. Folk: VIII, 33 (1882)

Type: Boletus giganteus Pers., Neues Magazin für die Botanik 1: 108 (1794)

This genus has about six species. The one found here in the Midwest and temperate North America is Meripilus sumstinei. The similar Meripilus giganteus is found in Europe and Asia. There are two other species in Mexico: Meripilus lentifrondosus (had been synonymized with M. giganteus by Ryvarden 1985) and Meripilus tropicalis. The brown-rot species Meripilus persicinus was moved to Laetiporus.

  1. Meripilus sumstinei
Related links:
Larsen, M., F. F. Lombard. 1988. The status of Meripilus giganteus (Aphyllophorales, Polyporaceae) in North America. Mycologia 80(5):612–21. PDF from Forest Service.
Taxon links:
18044 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum ; Species Fungorum

Note: See the species page for more information.