Diplomitoporus rimosus is found in Asia and belongs to the Hymenochaetales | MYCO-LICH

Diplomitoporus rimosus is found in Asia and belongs to the Hymenochaetales

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Masoomeh Ghobad-Nejhad and Yu-Cheng Dai
Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), Tehran, Iran
Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China

Diplomitoporus rimosus is a white rot polypore widely distributed in western N America, collected once in Africa, and is reported here from Iran. Molecular phylogenetic analyses of partial nuclear ribosomal LSU and ITS revealed that, unlike the generic type D. flavescens nested within the polyporoid clade, D. rimosus is positioned in the hymenochaetoid clade. A new genus is introduced to accommodate the species. Cyanotrama gen. nov. is recognized by its resupinate habit, narrow and strongly cyanophilous skeletal hyphae, barrel-shaped to short clavate basidia, variable presence of hyphal pegs and growth on conifers, especially Juniperus. Comparisons are made with representatives of polypores having similar morphological characteristics especially with cyanophilous skeletals. The biogeography of Cyanotrama rimosa with regard to its association with Juniperus woodlands is discussed briefly. PDF