Taxon Details: Heimioporus anguiformis (R.Heim) E.Horak
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Family:

Boletaceae (Basidiomycota)
Scientific Name:

Heimioporus anguiformis (R.Heim) E.Horak
Primary Citation:

Heimioporus E. Horak gen. nov.--replacing Heimiella Boedijn (1951, syn. post., Boletales, Basidiomycota).
Sydowia 56: 238. 2005
Accepted Name:

This name is currently accepted.
Description:

Diagnosis: Pileus was described as cerebriform (". . . pustulosa, variis cum involutionibus vel vermiculis signata, . . . "). The stipe was pink (illustrated as such) or pale citrine at the apex, lacking reticulation. Hymenium was flame yellow to subolivaceous. spores were oval and reticualte.

Registration number: MB #368254

Distribution: So far only known form the type specimen gathered in Papua New Guinea. Occuring with Quercus, Castanopsis.

Commentary: Originally described from Papua New Guinea, the type specimen was preserved and lodged in the cryptogamic collections in the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France (PC). The type specimen consists of one basidiome preserved in fluid. The image of the color plate is reproduced from that which appeared in Heim, R. 1965. Les champignons associés a la folie de kuma: étude descriptive et iconographie. Cahiers du Pacifique 7: 7-65, and is copyright by them. I am grateful to B. Buyck for guidance on citation. Based on the illustrations and the protologue, it appears to be an extraordinary member of the genus.