Family Grifolaceae Jülich

[grifola clade]

Index Fungorum (2017) shows nine species currently in Grifola. They are root parasites producing a white rot. Grifola frondosa, hen-of-the-woods, is the species in North America. In the Midwest it prefers oak trees.

  1. Grifola, G. frondosa

Taxon Details and Links

Compare Index Fungorum and Mycobank.

  • Grifolaceae Jülich, Bibliotheca Mycologica 85: 369 (1981). Type: Grifola Gray 1821.
The genus Grifola appears to be a sister clade to the Polporaceae (Justo et al. 2017). In the past this genus name has been applied to a wide variety of unrelated polypores from Abortiporus to Ganoderma and Laetiporus.
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. DOI: 10.1016/j.funbio.2017.05.010
Index Fungorum

Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2017 Dec 28). Grifolaceae - MycoGuide. Retrieved from

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