Family Dacryobolaceae Jülich

Bibliotheca Mycologica 85: 363 (1981)

Type: Dacryobolus Fr. 1849

This family of polypores and crust fungi are brown rot fungi.

  1. Amylocystis, A. lapponica
  2. Dacryobolus, D. karstenii, D. sudans
  3. Jahnoporus, J. hirtus
  4. Oligoporus, O. balsameus, O. sericeomollis
  5. Postia, P. fragilis, P. lactea, P. livens, P. lowei, P. tephroleuca
  6. Spongiporus, S. leucospongia
Additional genera need further study to determine if they belong in this family (Justo et al. 2017).
Miettinen et al. (2018) examined the Postia caesia complex and described 10 new species. North America has seven taxa in this group. The Midwest "blue cheese polypore" that has a thick bracket with hairy upper surface appears to be Postia livens, newly described from New York.
Related links:
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, A revised family-level classification of the Polyporales (Basidiomycota). 2017. Fungal Biology 121(9): 798-824.
Miettinen, O., J. Vlasák, B. Rivoire, V. Spirin. 2018. Postia caesia complex (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) in temperate Northern Hemisphere. Fungal Systematics and Evolution 1: 101-129. With 3 supplements and 20 maps. DOI. Complete PDF available here 19 MB.
Taxon links:
81762 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum