Genus Globifomes Murrill

[sweet knot]

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

  1. Globifomes graveolens has a very tight cluster of imbricate caps.

Taxon Details and Links

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  • Globifomes Murrill, Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 31 (8): 421 (1904). Type: Boletus graveolens Schwein., Schriften der Berlinische Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde 1: 97 (1822).
The genus Globifomes has traditionally been included in the Polyporaceae. Its microscopic characters are very similar to Fomes fomentarius. I have not seen it included in any molecular phylogeny of the polypores. A new ITS sequence on GenBank (MG663229.1; Dec 2017) is very close to Fomes fomentarius (differs by 5 bases?).
Gilbertson and Ryvarden 1986 on MycoBank
Google Books page for Murrill 1904
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. DOI: 10.5598/imafungus.2013.04.02.17.
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Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2018 Mar 31). Globifomes - MycoGuide. Retrieved from

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