Family Laetiporaceae Jülich

Bibliotheca Mycologica 85: 375 (1981)

Type: Laetiporus Murrill 1904

Index Fungorum (2017) shows sixteen species currently in Laetiporus, seven in Phaeolus, and seven in Wolfiporia. A large underground sclerotium is made by W. extensa. Below are the species found in the United States and Canada

  1. Laetiporus, L. cincinnatus, L. conifericola, L. gilbertsonii, L. huroniensis, L. persicinus, L. sulphureus
  2. Phaeolus, P. schweinitzii
  3. Wolfiporia, W. extensa (W. cocos), W. dilatohypha
Further work is needed to establish generic boundaries. Wolfiporia may be polyphyletic and L. persicinus may fall outside of Laetiporus.
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:
000000 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum