Family Panaceae Miettinen, Justo & Hibbett

in Justo, Miettinen, Floudas, Ortiz-Santana, Sjökvist, Lindner, Nakasone, Niemelä, Larsson, Ryvarden & Hibbett, Fungal Biology 121(9): 817 (2017)

Type: Panus Fr., Epicr. syst. mycol. (Upsaliae): 396 (1838)

This new family is a sister clade to the new family of Cerrenaceae. The agaricoid Panus represents another independent origin of gills. Cymatoderma is a stipitate steroid fungus with a smooth hymenium. Cymatoderma caperatum is found in Georgia, the Gulf Coast states, and Mexico, as well as South America and Australia.

  1. Cymatoderma sensu stricto, includes C. elegans and C. caperatum
  2. Panus, includes P. conchatus, P. fragilis, P. neostrigosus, P. rudis
Cymatoderma is polyphyletic with the type species and related taxa here in Panaceae. The unrelated Cymatoderma are in the Podoscyphaceae.
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. 2017. A revised family-level classification of the Polyporales (Basidiomycota), Fungal Biology 121(9): 798-824. Justo Publications.
Sjökvist, E., E. Larsson, U. Eberhardt, L. Ryvarden & K.-H. Larsson. 2012. Stipitate stereoid basidiocarps have evolved multiple times. Mycologia 104(5): 1046-55.
Welden, A. L. 1960. The Genus Cymatoderma (Thelephoraceae) in the Americas Mycologia 52(6): 856-876.
Taxon links:
820827 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum