Boidinia is a genus of crust fungi in the family Russulaceae. The genus is widely distributed, and contains 10 species.[1] Boidinia was described in 1982 with the type species Boidinia furfuracea (formerly placed in Gloeocystidiellum). It is named in honor of French mycologist Jacques Boidin.[2]

N. Maekawa (1994) wrote: "The genus Boidinia is a satellite genus of Gloeocystidiellum and differs from the latter in forming loose texture in subiculum and globose, echinulate to verrucose basidiospores."[3]

Boidinia is probably not monophyletic and needs taxonomical redefinition.[4]



  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA. (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  2. ^ Hjortstam K, Stalpers JA. (1982). "Notes on Corticiaceae (Basidiomycetes) XI. Boidinia, a new genus segregated from Gloeocystidiellum". Mycotaxon 14 (1): 75–81. 
  3. ^ Maekawa N. (1994). "Taxonomic study of Japanese Corticiaceae (Aphyllophoraceae) II". Report of the Tottori Mycological Institue 32: 1–123. 
  4. ^ Larsson E, Larsson K-H. (2003). "Phylogenetic relationships of russuloid basidiomycetes with emphasis on aphyllophoralean taxa" (PDF). Mycologia 95: 1037–1065. doi:10.2307/3761912. 
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