Genus Globifomes Murrill

Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 31 (8): 421 (1904)

Type species: Boletus graveolens Schwein., Schriften der Berlinische Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde 1: 97 (1822)

This is a monotypic genus, meaning it contains a single species.

  1. Globifomes graveolens has a very tight cluster of imbricate caps.
The genus Globifomes has traditionally been included in the Polyporaceae. Its microscopic characters are very similar to Fomes fomentarius. But I have not found evidence (yet) that it has been included in any molecular phylogeny of the polypores. The genus has no DNA sequence listed in Genbank. In a search across all the NCBI databases the only entry found is Kirk et al. (2013) where Globifomes Murrill (1904) is listed among 6995 names in a proposed List of Protected Generic Names for Fungi.
Related links:
Kirk, P. M., J. A. Stalpers, U. Braun, P. W. Crous, K. Hansen, D. L. Hawksworth, K. D. Hyde, R. Lücking, T. H. Lumbsch, A. Y. Rossman, K. A. Seifert, M. Stadler. 2013. A without-prejudice list of generic names of fungi for protection under the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants. IMA Fungus 4(2): 381–443.
Taxon links:
17658 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum ; Species Fungorum ; Gilbertson and Ryvarden 1986 on MycoBank ; Google Books page for Murrill 1904