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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Polyporaceae
Ryvarden (1979)
Type species
Tinctoporellus epimiltinus
(Berk. & Broome) Ryvarden (1979)

T. bubalinus
T. epimiltinus
T. hinnuleus
T. isabellinus

Tinctoporellus is a genus of fungi in the family Polyporaceae. Species in the genus produce crust-like fruit bodies with pore-containing surfaces. The type species, T. epimiltinus , grows on the wood of angiosperms and is widespread in distribution. Tinctoporellus was circumscribed by Norwegian mycologist Leif Ryvarden in 1979. He suggested that Antrodia was closely related based on morphological similarities. [1]

A genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus.

Polyporaceae family of fungi

The Polyporaceae are a family of poroid fungi belonging to the Basidiomycota. The flesh of their fruit bodies varies from soft to very tough. Most members of this family have their hymenium in vertical pores on the underside of the caps, but some of them have gills or gill-like structures. Many species are brackets, but others have a definite stipe – for example, Polyporus badius.

Type species term used in zoological nomenclature (also non-officially in botanical nomenclature)

In zoological nomenclature, a type species is the species name with which the name of a genus or subgenus is considered to be permanently taxonomically associated, i.e., the species that contains the biological type specimen(s). A similar concept is used for suprageneric groups called a type genus.

The Brazilian species Tinctoporellus isabellinus was added to the genus in 2003, [2] while T. bubalinus and T. hinnuleus , found in China, were reported as new to science in 2012. [3]

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