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Remarks (public):Vuilleminia is easily to recognize by the decorticant basidiome (only few species with no decorticant basidiome), the presence of dendrohyphae, large basidia and basidiospores. It has a typical European distribution, with only few exclusively extra-European species such as Vuilleminia subglobispora Hallenb. & Hjortstam from Argentina; Vuilleminia obducens Hjortstam & Ryvarden from Ethiopia and; Vuilleminia corticola Parmasto from Siberia (Eniseisk). However, these species are not decorticant and their generic position is doubtful and controversial (taxonomical changes are spected in these "Vuilleminia" species, Ghobad-Nejhad pers. com). Among the European species, the only not decorticant species is Vuilleminia macrospora; however molecular studies seem to indicate a close relationship with Vuilleminia comedens, the type species of Vuilleminia with clearly decorticant habit (Larsson et al. 2004). For further comments and a key to all known species of Vuilleminia see also Gorjón (2009). 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Vuilleminia Maire, Bull. Soc. mycol. Fr. 18(Suppl.): 81, 1902.
Type species: Thelephora comedens Nees, Syst. Pilze (Würzburg): 239, 1816.
Basidiome resupinate, effused, decorticant (only some species not decorticant), ceraceous to gelatinous when fresh, hymenophore smooth to more or less tuberculate, whitish, greyish, cream, reddish brown or with violaceous tints. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae clamped, usually thin-walled, hyaline, dendrohyphidia present and usually numerous. Cystidia present or absent. Basidia long, utriform to clavate, pedunculate, sinuous, 4 spored and with a basal clamp. Basidiospores allantoid to ellipsoid, large (ab. 15-20 µm), smooth, thin-walled, with oildrops, IKI-, acyanophilous.
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