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Remarks (public):Vararia is closely related to Dichostereum and mainly separated by the presence of ornamented basidiospores in the latter. It is also similar in some aspects to Scytinostroma, and its generic separation is sometimes a matter of personal opinion because there are several intermediate stages between the two genera. Phylogenetic analyses show that dextrinoid hyphidia do not define a monophyletic group (Larsson 2007b). Actually Vararia, Dichostereum, Scytinostroma and Asterostroma, traditionally included in the Lachnocladiaceae on the common presence of the dextrinoid skeletoid elements, are phylogenetically placed in Peniophoraceae belonging to the Russulales (Larsson & Larsson 2004). The analysis of the little known tropical species, as in most of the corticioid fungi, will surely clarify the phylogenetic relationships. 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Vararia P. Karst., Kritisk À–fversigt af Finlands Basidsvampar, Tillägg 3: 32, 1898.
Syn.: Asterostromella Höhn. & Litsch., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 116: 773, 1907.
Type species: Radulum investiens Schwein., Trans. Am. phil. Soc., Ser. 2 4(2): 165, 1832.
Basidiome resupinate, effused, adnate, membranaceous, hymenophore smooth, whitish to cream or ochraceous. Hyphal system dimitic, generative hyphae with or without clamps, with more or less differentiate dextrinoid dichohyphae. Cystidia (gloeocystidia) present but variable in number, usually SA+. Basidia utriform, with 4-sterigmata. Basidiospores ellipsoid to subglobose, allantoid to fusoid, smooth (ornamented in some tropical species), amyloid or inamyloid, indextrinoid.
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