Sarcodontia spumea

Sarcodontia spumea is a species of tooth fungus in the family Meruliaceae. It is widespread in Europe, where it causes a white rot of both living and dead hardwood trees, especially maples. The fungus was originally described by English botanist James Sowerby in 1799.[2] After having been moved to several different genera in its taxonomic history, Viacheslav Spirin transferred it to the genus Sarcodontia in 2001.[3]

Sarcodontia spumea
Lovely pure white balconys at this tree from Spongipellis spumeus (Sponzige kaaszwam) at Posbank - panoramio.jpg
Scientific classification
S. spumea
Binomial name
Sarcodontia spumea
(Sowerby) Spirin (2001)
  • Boletus spumeus Sowerby (1799)
  • Polyporus spumeus (Sowerby) Fr. (1821)
  • Bjerkandera spumea (Sowerby) P.Karst. (1882)
  • Inodermus spumeus (Sowerby) Quél. (1886)
  • Spongipellis spumeus (Sowerby) Pat. (1900)
  • Polystictus spumeus (Sowerby) Bigeard & H.Guill. (1913)
  • Leptoporus spumeus (Sowerby) Pilát (1938)
  • Tyromyces spumeus (Sowerby) Imazeki (1943)
  • Spongipellis spumeus var. mongolicus Murashk.
  • Spongipellis occidentalis Murrill (1907)
  • Polyporus occidentalis (Murrill) Sacc. & Trotter (1912)
  • Polyporus foetidus Velen. (1927)
  • Leptoporus foetidus (Velen.) Pilát (1938)
  • Spongipellis foetidus (Velen.) Kotl. & Pouzar (1965)


  1. ^ "GSD Species Synonymy: Sarcodontia spumea (Sowerby) Spirin". Species Fungorum. Kew Mycology. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  2. ^ Sowerby, J. (1799). "Coloured Figures of English Fungi". 2: 89. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Spirin, W.A. (2001). "Tyromyces P. Karst. and related genera". Mycena. 1 (1): 64–71.