Family Ischnodermataceae Jülich

[ischnoderma clade]

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

Taxon Details and Links

Compare Index Fungorum and Mycobank.

  • Ischnodermataceae Jülich, Bibliotheca Mycologica 85: 374 (1981). Type: Ischnoderma P. Karst. 1879.
Ischnoderma has an isolated position within the Polyporales (Justo et al. 2017).
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]
Index Fungorum

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