Order Auriculariales J. Schröt.

Krypt.-Fl. Schlesien: 382 (1897)

Type: Auricularia Bull. 1780

This order contains many genera and the family limits are unsettled. Most of these are jelly fungi with variously septate basidia (at least one genus non-septate). Not all genera are listed below.

  1. Aporpiaceae (Aporpium)
  2. Auriculariaceae (Auricularia, Eichleriella, Exidia, Exidiopsis, Heterochaete, Hirneolina, Tremellochaete)
  3. Heteroscyphaceae (Heteroscypha)
  4. Hyaloriaceae (Hyaloria, Myxarium)
  5. Oliveoniaceae (Oliveonia, Sebacinella)
  6. Tremellodendropsidaceae (, Tremellodendropsis)
  7. Unplaced: Amphistereum, Basidiodendron, Bourdotia, Ductifera, Elmerina, Guepinia, Heteroradulum, Protomerulius, Pseudohydnum, Sclerotrema, Stypella
Auricularia has transversely septate basidia. Ductifera and Exidia have longitudinally septate basidia. Myxarium was resurrected out of Exidia. The family Auriculariaceae includes Exidiaceae and may be expanded to include the Aporpiaceae as well. Several other clades (one including Ductifera) lack family names.
Related links:
Hibbett, D. S., R. Bauer, M. Binder, A.J. Giachini, K. Hosaka, A. Justo, E. Larsson, K.H. Larsson, J.D. Lawrey, O. Miettinen, L. Nagy, R.H. Nilsson, M. Weiss, and R.G. Thorn. 2014. Agaricomycetes. Pp. 373–429 In: Systematics and Evolution, Second Edition, The Mycota VII Part A. (D. J. McLaughlin and J. W. Spatafora, Eds.), Springer Verlag. [Chapter 14 and complete volume PDF at Hibbett Lab Publications.]
Malysheva, V., V. Spirin. 2017. Taxonomy and phylogeny of the Auriculariales (Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota) with stereoid basidiocarps. Fungal Biology 121(8): 689-715.
Weiss, M. and Oberwinkler, F. O. 2001. Phylogenetic relationships in Auriculariales and related groups-hypotheses derived from nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences. Mycological Research 105:403-415.
Tree of Life page for Auriculariales.
Tree of Life (2008) ; Wikipedia.
Taxon links:
90527 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum