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Genus Cryptoporus (Peck) Shear

Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 29: 450 (1902)

Type: Polyporus volvatus Peck, Ann. Rep. N.Y. St. Mus. nat. Hist. 27: 98 (1875) [1874]

This is an odd type of polypore with a covering under the pore layer. Two species have been described.

  1. Cryptoporus sinensis, China; has smaller basidiospores (7.5–10 x 4–5 μm).
  2. Cryptoporus volvatus, North America and East Asia.
Taxonomy:
Cryptoporus is in a large clade with Perenniporia, Ganoderma and other genera. J├╝lich (1981) created the family Cryptoporaceae for this genus.
Related links:
Sheng H. Wu & M. Zang. 2000. Cryptoporus sinensis sp. nov., a new polypore found in China. Mycotaxon. 74(2):415-422
Taxon links:
17416 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum ; Species Fungorum

Note. First recorded for Chicago Region in 2015.