Name: Scytinopogon Singer
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First person to use this name on MO: Alan Rockefeller
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Rank: Genus

Status: Deprecated

Name: Scytinopogon

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: Singer


Preferred Synonyms:Trechispora P. Karst.

Deprecated Synonyms: Hydnodon Banker

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By: James Mitchell (jkmitchell)
2021-02-06 03:03:47 MST (-0700)
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-06-20 18:46:28 MDT (-0600)

from: García-Sandoval, R; J. Cifuentes, E. De Luna, A. Estrada-Torres & M. Villegas. “A phylogeny of Ramariopsis and allied taxa.” Mycotaxon 94 (2005): 265-292. Web (

The representatives of Scytinopogon form a well-supported group (81% bootstrap support), consistent with the original delimitation of Singer (1945) based on the presence of branched, thelephoroid basidiomes and verrucose spore ornamentation. In our results, Ramariopsis sensu Corner forms a monophyletic group with the representatives of Scytinopogon. These taxa all have cyanophilous spores with ornamentation partially derived from the tunica, though in Scytinopogon the ornamentation also seems to be composed of a thick core of corium (Pegler & Young 1985). It is worth mentioning that most of the species of Scytinopogon included in the present analysis have not been studied ultrastructurally—such data exist for only a single species of the genus, whose taxonomic status is in doubt.

from: Petersen, Ronald H. “Notes on Clavarioid Fungi. XXII. Three Interesting South American Collections.” Mycologia 80.4 (1988): 571-576. Web (Jstor PDF)

“…the spores of most species of Scytinopogon are nodulose-warted, with the warts often saddle-shaped, typical of thelephoroid fungi.

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