Taxon Details: Heimioporus retisporus (Pat. & C.F.Baker) E.Horak
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Family:

Boletaceae (Basidiomycota)
Scientific Name:

Heimioporus retisporus (Pat. & C.F.Baker) E.Horak
Primary Citation:

Heimioporus E. Horak gen. nov.--replacing Heimiella Boedijn (1951, syn. post., Boletales, Basidiomycota).
Sydowia 56: 239. 2005
Accepted Name:

This name is currently accepted.
Description:

Diagnosis: Pileus red, dry, tomentose. Stipe mostly red, reticulate. Spores ovoid, alveolate-reticulate.

Registration number: MB369467

Type: Boletus retisporus Pat. & C.F. Baker, J. Straits Branch Roy. Asiatic Soc. 78: 72. 1918.

Ectomycorrhiza: Dipterocarpaceae, Fagaceae?

Distribution: The type species of the genus is widespread in E Asia (China) to SE Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia).

Commentary: Red in color with a reticulate stipe surface, the species has the shortest spores. Other red-colored taxa in the genus will be distinguished by longer and differently shaped spores or possess a different ornamentation (H. fruticicola).