Family Cerrenaceae Miettinen, Justo & Hibbett

[part of residual clade of Polyporales]

This new family is a sister clade to the new family of Panaceae.

  1. Cerrena, C. unicolor (widespread)
  2. Irpiciporus (Cuba, Guadeloupe, Japan)
  3. Pseudolagarobasidium (Africa, Asia, Australia, and Central and South America)
  4. Radulodon, R. americanus (Canada and northern USA), R. casearius (southern USA)
  5. Rigidoporus vinctus species complex (banana pathogen)
  6. Spongipellis in part: S. delectans, S. litschaueri, S. pachyodon, S. unicolor; but not its type S. spumeus

Taxon Details and Links

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  • Cerrenaceae Miettinen, Justo & Hibbett, in Justo, Miettinen, Floudas, Ortiz-Santana, Sjökvist, Lindner, Nakasone, Niemelä, Larsson, Ryvarden & Hibbett, Fungal Biology 121(9): 817 (2017). Type: Cerrena Gray, Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. (London) 1: 649 (1821).
Radulodon americanus is the type species of Radulodon. This clade contains some taxa currently named Radulodon and Spongipellis which will require new genus names as they are not related to the type species of these genera. The type species Spongipellis spumeus is unplaced within the residual polyporoid clade.
Justo, A., O. Miettinen, D. Floudas, B. Ortiz-Santana, E. Sjökvist, D. Lindner, K. K. Nakasone, T. Niemelä, K.-H. Larsson, L. Ryvarden, D.S. Hibbett. 2017. A revised family-level classification of the Polyporales (Basidiomycota), Fungal Biology 121(9): 798-824. DOI: 10.1016/j.funbio.2017.05.010 [PDF available at Justo Publications]
Nakasone, K. K. 2001. Taxonomy of the Genus Radulodon. Harvard Papers in Botany 6(1): 163-177. [PDF available at Northern Research Station]
Nakasone, K. K., D. L. Lindner. 2012.Taxonomy of Pseudolagarobasidium (Polyporales, Basidiomycota). Fungal Diversity. 55:155-169. [PDF available at Northern Research Station or USDA Forest Service]
Ryvarden, L. 1972. Radulodon, a new genus in the Corticiaceae (Basidiomycetes). Canadian Journal of Botany. 50 (10): 2073–2076. DOI: 10.1139/b72-266
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