Name: Spongiporus leucospongia (Cooke & Harkness) Murrill

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Status: Deprecated

Name: Spongiporus leucospongia

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Author: (Cooke & Harkness) Murrill

Citation: Bull. Torrey bot. Club 32(9): 474 (1905)

Preferred Synonyms:Postia leucospongia (Cooke & Harkness) Jülich, Tyromyces leucospongius (Cooke & Harkn.) Bondartsev & Singer

Deprecated Synonyms: Oligoporus leucospongia (Cooke & Harkn.) Gilb. & Ryvarden, Tyromyces leucospongia (Cooke & Harkness) Bondartsev & Singer, Tyromyces leucospongia (Cooke & Harkn.) Bondartsev & Singer

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There are some fairly complicated nomenclatural and taxonomic issues around this species. Whether Postia, Oligoporus, or Spongiporus is correct for this species depends on several issues. See Oligoporus leucospongia for further discussion.


Spirin WA, Zmitrovich IV, Wasser SP. 2006. Oligoporus balsameus: rare Eurasian species plus notes on some related taxa. Mycotaxon 97:73–82.

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By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2018-04-21 15:11:00 PDT (-0700)

Spongiporus leucospongia is deprecated on IF and Mycobank. Postia leucospongia is the current name on Mycobank. Tyromyces leucospongius (correction to epiphet noted) on IF.

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