Favolus (Fr.) Sotome & T. Hatt.

The genus Favolus, typified by F. brasiliensis (Fr.) Fr, is a wood decaying fungus within the Polyporaceae, Polyporales. Previously, Núñez and Ryvarden (1995) treated Favolus as one of the six infrageneric groups of the genus Polyporus, and recently Sotome and colleagues (2013) proposed as a new genus based on phylogenetic analyses of LSU and ITS regions and morphological characters such as a radially striate pileus, and lack of distinct cutis of agglutinated hyphae. This genus is well supported by multi-gene phylogenies (Binder et al. 2013; Seelan et al. 2015).