Trechispora dealbata (Berk.) L.W. Zhou & S.L. Liu.

MycoBank number: MB 559889; Index Fungorum number: IF 559889; Facesoffungi number: FoF 12868;


Clavaria dealbata Berk., Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 8: 275 (1856).

Notes: de Meiras-Ottoni et al. (2021) showed that Scytinopogon dealbatus nested within Trechispora on the basis of molecular data, but they did not propose any taxonomic change because of lack of morphological information on relevant specimens. Later but almost simultaneously, Furtado et al. (2021) provided a detailed morphological description of S. dealbatus, noting that ‘additional DNA regions and species are needed before concluding that Scytinopogon and Trechispora are fully synonymous’. The current phylogenies sampling more gene regions (Fig. 3) and sequence-available species of Scytinopogon and Trechispora (Fig. 6) undoubtedly support Scytinopogon and Trechispora as congeneric. Therefore, we transfer S. dealbatus to Trechispora as T. dealbata.