Genus Sebacina Tul. & C. Tul.

[includes most of Tremellodendron]

This group in under investigation and further work is needed to clarify the species involved.

The following species are treated in Oberwinkler et al. (2014) with their collection locations given (though this paper omits S. sparassoidea). Kirschner et al. (2017) cleared up two nomenclatural problems with illegitimate names from the 2014 paper but a new replacement name is invalid (did not cite the basionym Merisma candidum Schwein. 1822).

  1. Sebacina cystidiata, Germany
  2. Sebacina dimitica, Germany
  3. Sebacina epigaea, Austria, Germany
  4. Sebacina flagelliformis, Germany
  5. Sebacina incrustans, Germany
  6. Sebacina ocreata
  7. Sebacina pseudocandida [invalid], (S. candida illegitimate), North Carolina, Ontario
  8. Sebacina schweinitzii, (S. pallida illegitimate), North Carolina, Quebec
  9. Sebacina sparassoidea, (Tremellodendron reticulata)
  10. six clades of un-named species.

Tremellodendron of unknown status.

  1. Tremellodendron aurantium
  2. Tremellodendron candicans
  3. Tremellodendron cladonia
  4. Tremellodendron cuneatum
  5. Tremellodendron dubium
  6. Tremellodendron hibbardii
  7. Tremellodendron merismatoides
  8. Tremellodendron ocreatum
  9. Tremellodendron simplex
  10. Tremellodendron tenax
  11. Tremellodendron tenue

Taxon Details and Links

  • Sebacina Tul. & C. Tul., Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 13: 36 (1873). Type: Corticium incrustans Pers., Observationes mycologicae 1: 39 (1796).
  • = Tremellodendron G.F. Atk., Journal of Mycology 8: 106 (1902). Type: Merisma candidum Schwein., Schriften der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Leipzig 1: 110 (1822).
See Helvellosebacina for H. concrescens group (USA) and H. helvelloides. Index Fungorum (2018) is wrong in giving Thelephora candicans Fr. as the type species for Tremellodendron.
Kirschner, R., F. Oberwinkler, T. A. Hofmann. 2017. A new species of Globulisebacina from Taiwan and new record of Chaetospermum camelliae with Efibulobasidium teleomorph (Sebacinales) from Panama. Nova Hedwigia. 105(3-4):329-340. DOI: 10.1127/nova_hedwigia/2017/0413
Oberwinkler, F., K. Riess, R. Bauer, R. Garnica. 2014. Morphology and molecules: the Sebacinales, a case study. Mycological Progress 13: 445. DOI: 10.1007/s11557-014-0983-1 [Four supplements available]
Weiss, M., M.-A. Selosse, K. H. Rexer, A. Urban, and F. Oberwinkler. 2004. Sebacinales: a hitherto overlooked cosm of heterobasidiomycetes with a broad mycorrhizal potential. Mycological Research 108(9):1003-1010. DOI: 10.1017/s0953756204000772
Weiss, M., F. Waller, A. Zuccaro, M.-A. Selosse. 2016. Sebacinales – one thousand and one interactions with land plants. New Phytologist. 211(1):20-40. DOI: 10.1111/nph.13977
Index Fungorum

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