Contumyces rosellus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Subkingdom: Dikarya
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Subphylum: Agaricomycotina
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Hymenochaetales
Family: Repetobasidiaceae
Genus: Contumyces
Redhead, Moncalvo, Vilgalys & Lutzoni
Type species
Contumyces rosellus
(M.M. Moser) Redhead, Moncalvo, Vilgalys & Lutzoni

Contumyces is a hymenium in clusters, whereas in Rickenella and Blasiphalia the cystidia are solitary.


Contumyces is named after the contemporary amateur Italian mycologist, Marco Contu, and is a replacement for the illegitimate generic name Jacobia, so named after Jakob Emanuel Lange by Contu, but unfortunately a latter homonym of Jacobea, a genus of flowering plants.


External links

  • Index Fungorum.
  • MycoBank.