Title

Taxonomic study of the genus abundisporus in Korea

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Mycobiology

Publication Date

9-1-2015

Volume

43

Issue

3

First Page

225

Last Page

230

Publisher

Hangug Gynnhaghoi, Korean Society of Mycology

Keywords

Abundisporus, Fomitopsis rosea, Polypores, Purple color hymenenophore, Wood rot fungi

Abstract

The polypore genus Abundisporus Ryvarden is characterized by resupinate to pileate fruitbodies with a purplish brown hymenophore, slightly thick-walled, pale yellowish and non-dextrinoid basidiospores, and causing white rot. A purple color hymenophore, an easily observable and striking character, was considered the main distinctive feature at the generic level within polypores. However, due to highly similar basidiocarp features, species identification within these purple polypores is particularly difficult. Three species of purple colored polypores have been reported in Korea (Abundisporus fuscopurpureus, A. pubertatis, and Fomitopsis rosea). Based on morphological re-examination, ecological information, and sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer, we showed that previous classification was incorrect and there is only one species (A. pubertatis) in Korea. We provide a detailed description of A. pubertatis in Korea, as well as a taxonomic key to distinguish wood rot fungi with a purple hymenophore.

DOI

10.5941/MYCO.2015.43.3.225

Print ISSN

12298093

E-ISSN

20929323

Funding Information

This work was supported by the Korea National Arboretum (Project No. KNA 1-1-10, C14-2).

Publisher Statement

Copyright © The Korean Society of Mycology.

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Recommended Citation

Jargalmaa, S., Park, M. S., Park, J. Y., Fong, J. J., Jang, Y., & Lim, Y. W. (2015). Taxonomic study of the genus abundisporus in Korea. Mycobiology, 43(3), 225-230. doi: 10.5941/MYCO.2015.43.3.225