Genus Etheirodon Banker

Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 29 (7): 441 (1902)

Type: Odontia fimbriata Pers., Observationes mycologicae 1: 88 (1796)

Etheirodon is a monotypic genus, having but one species.

  1. Etheirodon fimbriatum
Even though Howard James Banker published the name Etheirodon in 1902 it seems to have remained obscure. This genus is present in Index Fungorum and Mycobank but the species combination was missing (as of November 2016). Banker's genus name was resurrected to serve for Steccherinum fimbriatum because the species has been shown to be well outside of the Steccherinum clade.
Related links:
Banker, H. J. 1902. A Historical Review of the Proposed Genera of the Hydnaceae. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 29(7): 436-448.
Miettinen O., E. Larsson, E. Sjökvist, K-H. Larsson. 2012. Comprehensive taxon sampling reveals unaccounted diversity and morphological plasticity in a group of dimitic polypores (Polyporales, Basidiomycota). Cladistics 28: 251–270.
Taxon links:
17571 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum ; Species Fungorum

Note: See the species page for more information.