Order Gloeophyllales Thorn

in Hibbett et al., Mycological Research 111(5): 540 (2007)

Type: Gloeophyllum P. Karst. 1882

This recently described order contains one family and seven genera. The members of this group are brown rot wood decayers. The exception is Borostereum, which is suspected to produce a white rot. Boreostereum radiatum is basal to the family and at one time placed in its own family Boreostereaceae Jülich (1981). For the recent phylogeny of the group see Garcia-Sandoval et al. (2011). Donkioporia is now excluded from the order and placed in the core polypore clade near Ganoderma.

Tree of Life (2007) ; Wikipedia.
Taxon links:
501300 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum

Family Gloeophyllaceae Jülich

Biblthca Mycol. 85: 368 (1982)

Type: Gloeophyllum P. Karst. 1882

This Family contains a surprising selection of species with different growth forms: crusts, polypores, and gilled mushrooms. The four species known for the Chicago Region are listed below; all of them are rare here.

  1. Boreostereum
  2. Chaetodermella
  3. Gloeophyllum (G. sepiarium, G. trabeum)
  4. Heliocybe (H. sulcata, photo only)
  5. Neolentinus (N. lepideus)
  6. Osmoporus
  7. Veluticeps
Gloeophyllum is composed of two groups, one of which may become an expanded concept of the genus Osmoporus (Gloeophyllum odoratum).
Related links:
Garcia-Sandoval R., Z. Wang, M. Binder, D. S. Hibbett. 2011. Molecular phylogenetics of the Gloeophyllales and relative ages of clades of Agaricomycotina producing a brown rot. Mycologia 103(3): 510-524. [PDF listed under 2010 at Hibbett Lab Publications.]
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.]
Taxon links:
81777 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum