Genus Xylobolus P. Karst.

[previously in Stereum]

Index Fungorum lists eight species for Xylobolus. Two species are in the Midwest and the Chicago Region. Mushroom Observer has two unconfirmed records of Xylobolus illudens from California.

  1. Xylobolus frustulatus has a perennial effused crust separated into small ceramic blocks.
  2. Xylobolus subpileatus has effused-reflexed structure like a Stereum.

Taxon Details and Links

Compare Index Fungorum and Mycobank.

  • Xylobolus P. Karst., Meddn Soc. Fauna Flora fenn. 6: 11 (1881). Type: Thelephora frustulata Pers. (1801).
Xylobolus was recently part of Stereum but differs by having ellipsoid spores, numerous acanthophyses, and distinct pocket rot, which is unknown in Stereum (Ryvarden 2010).
Ryvarden, Leif. 2010. Stereoid fungi of America. Synopsis Fungorum 28. [sold by]
Index Fungorum

Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2017 Nov 17). Xylobolus - MycoGuide. Retrieved from

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