Genus Heliocybe Redhead & Ginns

This genus is monotypic, having a single species. It is related to Neolentinus but lacks clamp connections.

  1. Heliocybe sulcata

Taxon Details and Links

  • Heliocybe Redhead & Ginns, Trans. Mycol. Soc. Japan 26(3): 359 (1985). Type: Heliocybe sulcata (Berk.) Redhead & Ginns 1985.
Rune (1994) placed Heliocybe in synonymy with Neolentinus. Garcia-Sandoval et al. (2011) say this transfer is unneccesary while Heliocybe falls outside as a sister group to Neolentinus.
Garcia-Sandoval R., Z. Wang, M. Binder, D. S. Hibbett. 2011. Molecular phylogenetics of the Gloeophyllales and relative ages of clades of Agaricomycotina producing a brown rot. Mycologia 103(3): 510-524. DOI: 10.3852/10-209 [PDF listed under 2010 at Hibbett Lab Publications.]
Rune F. 1994. Neolentinus—a well founded genus in Pleurotaceae that includes Heliocybe. Mycol Res 98: 542–544. DOI: 10.1016/S0953-7562(09)80476-0.
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