Order Hymenochaetales Oberw.

Beiträge zur Biologie der niederen Pflanzen: 89 (1977)

Type: Hymenochaete Lév. 1846

This is a diverse group of polypores and related fungi. Many of the members are brown-fleshed polypores that turn blackish with KOH. The brown poroid Phellinus and Inonotus types are in the Hymenochaetaceae family. The rest of the members are in several smaller clades that are not yet defined.

  1. Hymenochaetaceae clade
  2. Residual clades
    • Coltricia clade, includes Schizopora and some Hyphodontia
    • Hyphodontia clade (s.s.)
    • Kneiffiella clade (part of Hyphodontia)
    • Rickenella clade
    • Oxyporus clade
    • Residual genera: Basidioradulum, Fibricium, Trichaptum
DNA phylogenies have shown the traditional families to be artificial. The order Hymenochaetales is included here. There are some surprising members of this group, such as the small gilled mushroom Rickenella. There are no morphological features that unite this order and exclude fungi outside the order.
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.]
Larsson et al. 2006 Hymenochaetales: a molecular phylogeny for the hymenochaetoid clade. Mycologia 98(6): 926-936.
Tree of Life (2005) ; Wikipedia.
Taxon links:
90548 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum