Family Ischnodermataceae Jülich

Bibliotheca Mycologica 85: 374 (1981)

Type: Ischnoderma P. Karst. 1879

Index Fungorum (2017) shows nine species currently in Ischnoderma. They are wood decay fungi producing a white rot. There are two species in North America: I. benzoinum favoring conifers (gymnosperms) and I. resinosum favoring hardwoods (angiosperms). Some authors treat these two as one species.

  1. Ischnoderma, I. benzoinum, I. resinosum
Ischnoderma has an isolated position within the Polyporales (Justo et al. 2017).
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.
Taxon links:
81726 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum