Phellinus igniarius

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Phellinus igniarius
Phellinus igniarius Oak 2009 G1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Fungi
Division:Basidiomycota
Class:Agaricomycetes
Order:Hymenochaetales
Family:Hymenochaetaceae
Genus:Phellinus
Species:P. igniarius
Binomial name
Phellinus igniarius
(L.) Quél. (1886)
Synonyms

Boletus igniarius L. (1753)

 
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Phellinus igniarius
Phellinus igniarius Oak 2009 G1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Fungi
Division:Basidiomycota
Class:Agaricomycetes
Order:Hymenochaetales
Family:Hymenochaetaceae
Genus:Phellinus
Species:P. igniarius
Binomial name
Phellinus igniarius
(L.) Quél. (1886)
Synonyms

Boletus igniarius L. (1753)

Phellinus igniarius is a plant pathogen infecting apricot and black walnut trees. It was believed to be used by Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1621.[1]

Description and ecology[edit]

The species is a polypore, with pores on the underside that bear basidiospores. It is xanthochroic and have a simple septa with dark coloured setae. The species causes a white rot that causes the tree to decay.[1]

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