Pheasant's back Polyporus squamosus, from here.

Belongs within: Polyporaceae.

Polyporus is a genus of wood-growing fungi causing white rot.

Characters (from Sotome et al. 2008): Basidiocarps stipitate, growing on wood or arising from a sclerotium; hyphal system dimitic with arboriform vegetative hyphae; basidiospores cylindric, smooth; causing a white rot.

    |--+--P. tuberaster BH05
    |  `--P. varius BH05
    `--+--+--P. melanopus BH05
       |  `--P. tenuiculus BH05
       `--+--P. squamosus BH05
          `--Datronia BH05
               |--D. caperata AHR03
               `--D. mollis BH05

Polyporus incertae sedis:
  P. adustus B30
  P. cubensis J87
  P. dictyopus AHR03
  P. guianensis AHR03
  P. leprieurii AHR03
  P. palustris PHK96
  P. puttemansii AHR03
  P. rhizomorphus AHR03
  P. umbellatus K03
  P. versicolor J87
  P. vinosus J87

*Type species of generic name indicated


[AHR03] Aime, M. C., T. W. Henkel & L. Ryvarden. 2003. Studies in neotropical polypores 15: New and interesting species from Guyana. Mycologia 95 (4): 614-619.

[BH05] Binder, M., D. S. Hibbett, K.-H. Larsson, E. Larsson, E. Langer & G. Langer. 2005. The phylogenetic distribution of resupinate forms across the major clades of mushroom-forming fungi (Homobasidiomycetes). Systematics and Biodiversity 3 (2): 113-157.

[B30] Bose, S. R. 1930. The biology of wood-rotting fungi. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London 141: 33.

[J87] Judd, W. S. 1987. Floristic study of Morne La Visite and Pic Macaya National Parks, Haiti. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum – Biological Sciences 32 (1): 1-136.

[K03] Kulip, J. 2003. An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal and other useful plants of Muruts in Sabah, Malaysia. Telopea 10 (1): 81-98.

[PHK96] Prescott, L. M., J. P. Harley & D. A. Klein. 1996. Microbiology (3rd ed.) Wm. C. Brown Publishers: Dubuque (Iowa).

Sotome, K., T. Hattori, Y. Ohta, C. To-anun, B. Salleh & M. Kakishima. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of Polyporus and morphologically allied genera. Mycologia 100 (4): 603-615.

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