Genus Sebacina Tul. & C. Tul.

[includes most of Tremellodendron]

This group is under investigation and further work is needed to clarify the species involved. The following species are treated in Oberwinkler et al. (2014) with their collection locations given (though this paper omits S. sparassoidea).

  1. Sebacina cystidiata, Germany
  2. Sebacina dimitica, Germany
  3. Sebacina epigaea, Austria, Germany
  4. Sebacina flagelliformis, Germany
  5. Sebacina incrustans, Germany
  6. Sebacina ocreata
  7. Sebacina candicans comb. prov. (S. confusa superfluus, S. pseudocandida invalid, S. candida illegitimate); North Carolina, Ontario
  8. Sebacina schweinitzii, (S. pallida illegitimate); North Carolina, Quebec
  9. Sebacina sparassoidea, (Tremellodendron reticulata)
  10. six clades of un-named species.

Tremellodendron of unknown status.

  1. Tremellodendron aurantium
  2. Tremellodendron cladonia
  3. Tremellodendron cuneatum
  4. Tremellodendron dubium
  5. Tremellodendron hibbardii
  6. Tremellodendron merismatoides
  7. Tremellodendron ocreatum
  8. Tremellodendron simplex
  9. Tremellodendron tenax
  10. Tremellodendron tenue

Taxon Details and Links

  • Sebacina Tul. & C. Tul., Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 13: 36 (1873). Type: Corticium incrustans Pers., Observationes mycologicae 1: 39 (1796).
  • = Tremellodendron G.F. Atk., Journal of Mycology 8: 106 (1902). Type: Merisma candidum Schwein., Schriften der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Leipzig 1: 110 (1822).
Kirschner et al. (2017) cleared up two nomenclatural problems with illegitimate names from the 2014 paper but a new replacement name S. pseudocandida was invalid (did not cite the basionym Merisma candidum Schwein. 1822). In 2018 they provided an Erratum to propose a new replacement name S. confusa. I checked into the tangled names for this taxon then conferred with nomenclatural experts and we concluded that candicans, a sanctioned replacement epithet of Fries, should be used instead (pers. comm. October 2020). Index Fungorum (2018, 2020) did not have the needed data links between Merisma candidum and Thelephora candicans Fr. : Fr. 1832, a replacement name in Thelephora.
See Helvellosebacina for H. concrescens group (USA) and H. helvelloides.
Kirschner, R., F. Oberwinkler, T.A. Hofmann. 2017. A new species of Globulisebacina from Taiwan and new record of Chaetospermum camelliae with Efibulobasidium teleomorph (Sebacinales) from Panama. Nova Hedwigia. 105(3-4): 329-340. DOI: 10.1127/nova_hedwigia/2017/0413
Kirschner, R., F. Oberwinkler, T.A. Hofmann. 2018. Erratum. Nova Hedwigia 106(3−4): 535. DOI: 10.1127/nova_hedwigia/2018/0472 [Replacement of the name Sebacina pseudocandida by Sebacina confusa R. Kirschner & Oberw., nom. nov.]
Oberwinkler, F., K. Riess, R. Bauer, R. Garnica. 2014. Morphology and molecules: the Sebacinales, a case study. Mycological Progress 13: 445. DOI: 10.1007/s11557-014-0983-1 [Four supplements available]
Weiss, M., M.-A. Selosse, K. H. Rexer, A. Urban, F. Oberwinkler. 2004. Sebacinales: a hitherto overlooked cosm of heterobasidiomycetes with a broad mycorrhizal potential. Mycological Research 108(9):1003-1010. DOI: 10.1017/s0953756204000772
Weiss, M., F. Waller, A. Zuccaro, M.-A. Selosse. 2016. Sebacinales – one thousand and one interactions with land plants. New Phytologist. 211(1):20-40. DOI: 10.1111/nph.13977
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