Pyrofomes is a genus of fungi in the family Polyporaceae. The genus was circumscribed by Czech mycologists František Kotlaba and Zdenek Pouzar in 1964.[1] The type species, Pyrofomes demidoffii, was once considered a widespread species with a distribution that included East Africa, Middle Asia, Europe, and North America. DNA evidence demonstrated that North American collections represented a lineage that was different than European collections. The North American sibling was reinstated as P. juniperinus in 2017.[2]

Pyrofomes demidoffii
Scientific classification

Kotl. & Pouzar (1964)
Type species
Pyrofomes demidoffii
(Lév.) Kotl. & Pouzar (1964)

P. albomarginatus
P. castanopsidis
P. demidoffii
P. fulvoumbrinus
P. juniperinus
P. lateritius
P. perlevis
P. tricolor

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References edit

  1. ^ Kotlaba, F.; Pouzar, Z. (1964). "Staining spores of Homobasidiomycetes in cotton blue and its importance for taxonomy". Feddes Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis. 69: 131–142.
  2. ^ a b Vlasák, Josef; Vlasák, Josef Jr.; Harvey, Patrick G.; Leacock, Patrick R.; Spirin, Viacheslav (2017). "Pyrofomes juniperinus, comb nova., the North American sibling of P. demidoffii (Polyporales, Basidiomycota)" (PDF). Annales Botanici Fennici. 55: 1–6.
  3. ^ a b c d Ryvarden, L. (1972). "A critical checklist of the Polyporaceae in tropical East Africa". Norwegian Journal of Botany. 19: 229–238.
  4. ^ Cui B.K.; Dai, Y.C. (2011). "A new species of Pyrofomes (Basidiomycota, Polyporaceae) from China". Nova Hedwigia. 93 (3–4): 437–441. doi:10.1127/0029-5035/2011/0093-0437.