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Inonotus is a genus of fungi in the family Hymenochaetaceae. The genus, described by Petter Karsten in 1879,[2] is estimated to contain about 80 species sensu lato and 30 species sensu stricto (in the strict sense).[3]

The name comes from ino meaning fibrous and ot meaning ear.[4]



  1. ^ "Inonotus P.Karst. 1879". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  2. ^ Karsten PA. (1879). "Symbolae ad mycologiam Fennicam. VI". Meddelanden af Societas pro Fauna et Flora Fennica (in Latin) 5: 15–46. 
  3. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA. (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 340. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  4. ^ Inonotus at Messiah College
  5. ^ a b Yu H-Y, Zhao C-L, Dai Y-C. (2013). "Inonotus niveomarginatus and I. tenuissimus spp. nov. (Hymenochaetales), resupinate species from tropical China". Mycotaxon 124: 61–8. doi:10.5248/124.61. 


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