Polyporus atromaculus Lloyd, Bulletin of the Lloyd Library 35: 98 (1936).

Korhonen, Aku, Seelan, Jaya Seelan Sathiya & Miettinen, Otto, 2018, Cryptic species diversity in polypores: the Skeletocutisnivea species complex, MycoKeys 36, pp. 45-82: 45

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scientific name

Polyporus atromaculus Lloyd, Bulletin of the Lloyd Library 35: 98 (1936).
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Polyporus atromaculus Lloyd, Bulletin of the Lloyd Library 35: 98 (1936). 

Type.

Australia. Tasmania: Hobart, Rodway (BPI 302037).

Discussion.

Cunningham (1965) considered P. atromaculus  to be a synonym of S. nivea  (or Tyromyces chioneus  , as he called it). The name refers to Tasmanian collections of L. Rodway. Lloyd (1922) used the name P. atromaculatus  in reporting his determinations to Rodway. Referencing Lloyd (1922), Stevenson and Cash (1936) published Polyporus atromaculus  Lloyd in herb. accompanied by a description and specification of a type specimen in a list of fungus names proposed by Lloyd. It is doubtful whether their intention was to validate the name but the description remains invalid (ICBN Melbourne Art. 39.1) and we reject the name. Ryvarden (1990) appears to share this view as he does not include P. atromaculus  in his type studies of Polyporus  species described by Lloyd.