Resolution of the nomenclature for niu-chang-chih (Taiwanofungus camphoratus), an important medicinal polypore
Wu, Sheng-Hua1; Kirk, Paul M.2; Redhead, Scott A.3; Stalpers, Joost A.4; Dai, Yu-Cheng5; Norvell, Lorelei L.6; Yang, Zhu-Liang7; Ryvarden, Leif8; Su, Ching-Hua9; Li, Yu10; Zhuang, Wen-Ying11; Yao, Yi-Jian11; Chen, Chee-Jen12; Chen, Lung-Chung13; Yu, Zhi-He14; Wang, Xin-Cun11
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AbstractNiu-chang-chih, a medicinal polypore restricted to Taiwan on the endemic tree species Cinnamomum kanehirae, currently goes by the names Antrodia cinnamomea T.T. Chang &W.N. Chou, A. camphorata (M. Zang & C.H. Su) Sheng H. Wu & al., and Taiwanofungus camphoratus (M. Zang & C.H. Su) Sheng H. Wu & al., the latter two based on Ganoderma camphoratum M. Zang & C.H. Su. The basidiocarps on the holotypes for the two basionyms Antrodia cinnamomea and Ganoderma camphoratum are of niu-chang-chih. The first validly published name that was applied to this species was G. camphoratum M. Zang & C.H. Su published in 1990. However, the original type of G. camphoratum consisted of mixed material, consisting chiefly of a basidiocarp of niu-chang-chih but also of the spores of another unrelated fungus. The two elements are represented in the original description and accompanying illustrations. Later Chang & Chou (2004) lectotypifed G. camphoratum limiting it to the spores described and illustrated by Zang and Su, the only portion of the original type that Chang and Chou believed to belong in Ganoderma, and applied the name Antrodia cinnamomea Chang & Chou (1995) to niu-chang-chih. Many, however, reject Chang and Chou's conclusions and continue to apply the name Ganoderma camphoratum, and combinations based on it (i.e., Antrodia camphoratum,Taiwanofungus camphoratus), to niu-chang-chih, relegating Antrodia cinnamomea to synonymy. Based on careful examination of the type of G. camphoratum, it is concluded that the spores upon which Chang and Chou's lectotype is based are a minor admixture with the original gathering of the niu-chang-chih specimen and thus cannot serve as the lectotype for the name Ganoderma camphoratum. Ganoderma camphoratum is lectotypified here so as to exclude the spores present in the original holotype that are not from niu-chang-chih. Furthermore, since this conclusion could be subject to challenge and the species is exceptionally important medicinally and economically, we also propose to conserve the name with a conserved type that is consistent with the lectotype effected herein. An overview of the taxonomy of niu-chang-chih is also provided and a new combination, Taiwanofungus salmoneus, for a related species is effected.
KeywordAntrodia Camphorata Antrodia Cinnamomea Chang-chih Ganoderma Camphoratum Holotype Niu-chang-chih Taiwan Taiwanofungus Camphoratus Taiwanofungus Salmoneus
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WOS Research AreaPlant Sciences ; Evolutionary Biology
WOS SubjectPlant Sciences ; Evolutionary Biology
WOS IDWOS:000312677300011
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Affiliation1.Natl Museum Nat Sci, Dept Bot, Taichung 404, Taiwan
2.Royal Bot Gardens Kew, Richmond TW9 3AB, Surrey, England
3.Agr & Agri Food Canada, Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6, Canada
4.Cent Bur Schimmelcultures, NL-3508 AD Utrecht, Netherlands
5.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Appl Ecol, Shenyang 110016, Peoples R China
6.Pacific NW Mycol Serv LLC, Portland, OR 97229 USA
7.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Biodivers & Biogeog, Kunming 650204, Yunnan, Peoples R China
8.Univ Oslo, Inst Biol, N-0316 Oslo, Norway
9.Taipei Med Univ, Sch Med, Dept Microbiol & Immunol, Taipei 110, Taiwan
10.Jilin Agr Univ, Changchun 130118, Jilin, Peoples R China
11.Chinese Acad Sci, State Key Lab Mycol, Inst Microbiol, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
12.So Taiwan Univ, Dept Biotechnol, Tainan 71043, Taiwan
13.Natl Chung Hsing Univ, Dept Plant Pathol, Taichung 400, Taiwan
14.Yangtze Univ, Dept Life Sci, Jinzhou 434025, Hubei, Peoples R China
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Wu, Sheng-Hua,Kirk, Paul M.,Redhead, Scott A.,et al. Resolution of the nomenclature for niu-chang-chih (Taiwanofungus camphoratus), an important medicinal polypore[J]. TAXON,2012,61(6):1305-1310.
APA Wu, Sheng-Hua.,Kirk, Paul M..,Redhead, Scott A..,Stalpers, Joost A..,Dai, Yu-Cheng.,...&Wang, Xin-Cun.(2012).Resolution of the nomenclature for niu-chang-chih (Taiwanofungus camphoratus), an important medicinal polypore.TAXON,61(6),1305-1310.
MLA Wu, Sheng-Hua,et al."Resolution of the nomenclature for niu-chang-chih (Taiwanofungus camphoratus), an important medicinal polypore".TAXON 61.6(2012):1305-1310.
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