Galapagos Species Checklist

Mushrooms: Gill fungi, pore fungi, stinkhorns, coral fungi, puffballs, bird's nests, jelly fungi, rusts & smuts

Pycnoporus sanguineus. Humid highlands, San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos

Pycnoporus sanguineus. Humid highlands, San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos

Basidiomycetes are fungi that reproduce by forming spores via specialized club-shaped end cells called basidia.
Well known macro-fungi (mushrooms, puffballs, stinkhorns, bracket fungi, jelly fungi, boletes, and chanterelles) belong to this group of organisms, other less known basidiomycetes are smuts and rusts.
Very few basidiomycetes form lichens.

This checklist of known basidiomycetes from the Galapagos Islands is currently based on the sparse literature records available and a few recent field surveys on the central island of Santa Cruz. These few records are by no means comprehensive and it is estimated that the current list represents less than 80% of the diversity of Galapagos Basidiomycota.

Authors: Scott T. Bates, Leif Ryvarden, Xavier Arturo.

Other Contributors: Franklin Arboleda, Paul Cannon, Paul Gamboa.

Last updated: Jan. 22, 2014

Names of taxa included: 214 total (150 accepted, 33 unidentified taxon, 10 doubtful, 21 preliminary identification).

Origin of the taxa included: 3 accidental, 2 cultivated, 3 endemic, 9 indigenous.

Adding up the number of species in each category will not always equal the total number indicated. Some species have insufficient data to be categorized while others (e.g., category eradicated) will not be included in the total.

Basidiomycota Species Checklist

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Domain Eukaryota

Kingdom Fungi

Division Basidiomycota

Class Agaricomycetes

Order Agaricales

Order Auriculariales

Order Boletales

Order Corticiales

Order Geastrales

Order Gloeophyllales

Order Gomphales

Order Hymenochaetales

Order Incertae sedis

Order Phallales

Order Polyporales

Order Russulales

Order Sebacinales

Order Thelephorales

Order Trechisporales

Class Dacrymycetes

Order Dacrymycetales

Class Dothideomycetes

Order Pleosporales

Class Exobasidiomycetes

Order Exobasidiales

Class Pucciniomycetes

Order Pucciniales

Order Septobasidiales

Class Tremellomycetes

Order Tremellales

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This list should be cited as follows:

Bates, S. T., Ryvarden, L., Arturo, X. (2014). CDF Checklist of Galapagos Mushrooms: Gill fungi, pore fungi, stinkhorns, coral fungi, puffballs, bird's nests, jelly fungi, rusts & smuts - FCD Lista de especies de Basidiomicetos: setas, hongos con sombreros, hongos parecidos a corales, trufas, hongos gelatinosas, royas & carbones de Galápagos. In: Bungartz, F., Herrera, H., Jaramillo, P., Tirado, N., Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G., Ruiz, D., Guézou, A. & Ziemmeck, F. (eds.). Charles Darwin Foundation Galapagos Species Checklist - Lista de Especies de Galápagos de la Fundación Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin Foundation / Fundación Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos: Last updated 22 Jan 2014.