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Short description: Genus of fungi

Lepidostroma vilgalysii, type collection, in the field, 2007.jpg
Lepidostroma vilgalysii Hodkinson
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Lepidostromatales
Family: Lepidostromataceae
Genus: Lepidostroma
Magd. & S. Winkl. (1967)

Lepidostroma is a genus in the family Lepidostromataceae (the only family within the fungal order Lepidostromatales). The genus is distinguished from all other lichenized clavarioid fungi (Multiclavula (Cantharellales), Ertzia (Lepidostromatales), and Sulzbacheromyces (Lepidostromatales)) by having a distinctly squamulose thallus (similar to a 'Coriscium-type' thallus) with scattered to dense rounded to reniform squamules.[1] Four species are known from the tropics of Africa and the Americas.


  1. Hodkinson, Brendan P.; Moncada, Bibiana; Lücking, Robert (January 2014). "Lepidostromatales, a new order of lichenized fungi (Basidiomycota, Agaricomycetes), with two new genera, Ertzia and Sulzbacheromyces, and one new species, Lepidostroma winklerianum". Fungal Diversity 64 (1): 165–179. doi:10.1007/s13225-013-0267-0. 

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