Family Dacryobolaceae Jülich

[part of antrodia clade]

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

Taxon Details and Links

Compare Index Fungorum and Mycobank.

  • Dacryobolaceae Jülich, Bibliotheca Mycologica 85: 363 (1981). Type: Dacryobolus Fr. 1849.
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.
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]
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: 10.3114/fuse.2018.01.05. [Complete PDF available at - 19 MB]
Index Fungorum

Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2018 Mar 27). Dacryobolaceae - MycoGuide. Retrieved from

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