Family Irpicaceae Spirin & Zmitr.

[part of phlebioid clade]

This family is in the phlebioid clade and contains a mixture of polypores and crust forms. It is sister clade to Phanerochaetaceae (Justo et al. 2017).

  1. Byssomerulius, B. corium, B. incarnatus
  2. Ceriporia, C. purpurea, C. spissa
  3. Cytidiella
  4. Efibula
  5. Emmia
  6. Flavodon
  7. Gloeoporus, G. dichrous
  8. Hydnopolyporus
  9. Irpex, I. lacteus
  10. Leptoporus
  11. Meruliopsis, M. taxicola
  12. Raduliporus, R. aneirinus (Ceriporiopsis in part)
  13. Trametopsis, T. cervina

Taxon Details and Links

Compare Index Fungorum and Mycobank.

  • Irpicaceae Spirin & Zmitr., Mycena 3: 48 (2003). Type: Irpex Fr., Systema Orbis Vegetabilis 1: 81 (1825).
This clade contains some taxa currently named as Phanerochaete and Phlebia, which will have to be moved to new genera. The type species for Meruliopsis is M. taxicola. Index Fungorum (2016) and Binder et al. (2013) use the name Gloeoporus taxicola but this species is not close to the type for Gloeoporus (G. conchoides = G. thelephoroides). Justo et al. (2017) place the taxon Ceriporiopsis aneirina (Raduliporus) here in the Irpicaceae, which argues against it being a Radulodon, which they place in the Cerrenaceae.
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]
Binder, M., A. Justo, R. Riley, A. Salamov, F. Lopez-Giraldez, E. Sjökvist, A. Copeland, B. Foster, H. Sun, E. Larsson, K-H. Larsson, J. Townsend, I. V. Grigoriev, and D. S. Hibbett. 2013. Phylogenetic and phylogenomic overview of the Polyporales. Mycologia 105(6): 1350-1373.
Index Fungorum

Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2018 Jun 14). Irpicaceae - MycoGuide. Retrieved from

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