Family Laetiporaceae Jülich

[part of antrodia clade]

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 s.l.
  2. Phaeolus, P. schweinitzii
  3. Wolfiporia, W. extensa (W. cocos), W. dilatohypha

Taxon Details and Links

Compare Index Fungorum and Mycobank.

  • Laetiporaceae Jülich, Bibliotheca Mycologica 85: 375 (1981). Type: Laetiporus Murrill 1904.
Further work is needed to establish generic boundaries. Wolfiporia may be polyphyletic and L. persicinus may fall outside of 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. 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

Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2018 Jan 07). Laetiporaceae - MycoGuide. Retrieved from

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