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Crepidotus sp.


The species of the genus Crepidotus (Fr.) Staude usually grows on wood or plant debris as solitary, scattered to gregarious. The basidiomes are sessile that have convex to onvex to fan-shaped pilei. Crepidotus species are cosmopolitan in distribution. The specimen was collected from Mango tree garden, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai.




Fruit bodies small, 10–35 mm diam., dimidiate, laterally attached; surface Yellowish to pale brown near attachment, white to yellowish what at the margin, smooth, glabrous, sticky when wet; margin crisped, becoming eroded, translucent striate to sulcate striate. Lamellae adnate, arising from the attachment point, slightly moderately crowded with numerous lamellulae, margin wavy, becoming eroded, dark brown. Stipe absent.


Culinary value


Most of the Crepidotus species are considered as inedible. They are non-poisonous; however, not worth for the culinary aspects as too small and thin-fleshed. Very little information is known about its edibility as mycologists have no data to assess edibility[1].



Medicinal importance


A novel antibiotic, strobilurin E is produced by mycelial cultures of C. fulvotomentosus. It has shown an inhibition of fungal respiration and also exhibited very high cytostatic activities[2].


Industrial importance


Lignocellulosic enzymes isolated from C. variabilis of mangrove forests of coastal Tanzania showed their ability to degrade aromatic compounds and confirmed it to be one of the potential biodegraders of aromatic compounds which can play role in bioremediation of polluted ecosystems[3].


Unique features


Lack of information


Interesting facts


Lack of information


Commercial products


Lack of information


Review of patents


Thermally stable trehalose phosphorylase can be produced by Crepidotus[4].


Review of publications


  1. The paper has described the genus Crepidotus and its North American species along with detail morphological and microscopic characters and key to identify the species[5].
  2. The two new species i.e. C.  pseudoantillarum and C. herrerae were described from Costa Rica and Mexico respectively. Records of C. pseudoantillarum from different localities in Mexico were presented, as well as C. albescens was reported for the first time from Costa Rica[6].
  3. Crepidotus species along with Pellidiscus and Ramicola were studied from Greenland. Four species of Crepidotus, C.  fusisporus, C. lundellii, C. subverrucisporus and C. versutus were illustrated along with an identification key[7].
  4. Genus Crepidotus was described from Korea[8].
  5. Two species of Crepidotus, C. rubrovinosus sp. nov. and C. septicoides were recorded and described from cloud forest in the central region of Veracruz State (Eastern Mexico)[9].


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[2] Weber W, Anke T (1989) Antibiotics from basidiomycetes XXXIL* Strobilurin E: A New cytostatic and antifungal (E)-ß-methoxyacrylate antibiotic from Crepidotus fulvotomentosus Peck. The journal of antibiotics, XLIII (2)

[3] Mtui GYS (2007) Characteristics and dyes biodegradation potential of crude lignolytic enzymes from white-rot fungus Crepidotus variabilis isolated in coastal Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Science, Vol 33


[5] Hesler LR, Smith AH (1965) North American species of Crepidotus. Hafner publishing company, New York and London 

[6] Bandala VM, Montoya L, Mata M (2008) New species and records of Crepidotus from Costa Rica and Mexico. Fungal Diversity, 32: 9-29

[7] Senn-Irlet (1991) Crepidotus, Pellidiscus and Ramicola in Greenland (Agaricales: Crepidotaceae). Nordic Journal of Botany, 1(5): 587-597

[8] Hang S-K, Soek S-J, Kim Y-S, Jung S-A, Jang H-J, Sung J-M (2004) Taxonomic studies on the genus Crepidotus in Korea. Mycology, 32(2): 57-67

[9] Bandala VM, Montoya L, Horak E (2006) Crepidotus rubrovinosus sp. nov. and Crepidotus septicoides, found in the cloud forest of eastern Mexico, with notes on Crepidotus fusisporus var. longicystis. Mycologia, 98(1)


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