Name: Navisporus floccosus
Author: (Bres.) Ryvarden
Citation: Mycotaxon Volume 118, pp. 159–176
Description – Torres-Torres et al. (2007).
Specimen examined – USA. Florida: Dade County, Miami, Old Cutler road alley, hardwood stump, 26.VIII.2010, leg. & det. J. Vlasák (JV1008/30, ITS rRNA JF692195).
Distribution & ecology – Africa, Southeast Asia (Ryvarden & Johansen 1980), Cuba, Mexico (Torres-Torres et al. 2007), Costa Rica (Mata et al. 2007).
Comments – Remarkable, very large (≤ 50 cm wide × 10 cm thick) pilei reminding large Ganoderma P. Karst. distinguish this species. The glabrous pileus surface has a patchy black cuticle or thin azonate crust. The thick light brown context has a relatively soft consistency and is strikingly lightweight when dry. Because of large naviculate spores, this species is traditionally classified close to Navisporus sulcatus (Lloyd) Ryvarden, also a South Floridaspecies, but very different, with small, effused-reflexed pilei and relatively large pores. Decock (2007) has commented critically on the taxonomical position of N. floccosus.
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