Family Phanerochaetaceae Jülich

[part of phlebioid clade]

This family in the phlebioid clade contains a mixture of crusts and polypores. This family includes Bjerkanderaceae Jülich 1981 and Hapalopilaceae Jülich 1981. Miettinen et al. (2016) discusses ecology in relation to fruitbody form and says that the family lacks long-lived perennial fruiting bodies. Species reported for Chicago Region are listed below.

  1. Bjerkandera, B. adusta, B. fumosa
  2. Donkia, D. pulcherrima
  3. Hapalopilus, H. rutilans (H. nidulans)
  4. Hyphodermella
  5. Oxychaete
  6. Phaeophlebiopsis
  7. Phanerina
  8. Phanerochaete, P. affinis, P. avellanea, P. laevis, P. sordida, P. subceracea, P. velutina
  9. Phlebiopsis (Castanoporus, Hjortstamia, Porostereum), P. crassa
  10. Pirex
  11. Porostereum spadiceum, Excluded from Chicago list
  12. Rhizochaete, R. filamentosa
  13. Riopa
  14. Terana

Taxon Details and Links

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  • Phanerochaetaceae Jülich, Bibliotheca Mycologica 85: 384 (1981). Type: Phanerochaete P. Karst. 1889.
The limits of the family are now defined by DNA phylogenies but various species require transfer to the appropriate genera. More stabilization of the genera was done by Floudas and Hibbett (2015), Miettinen et al. (2016), and Justo et al. (2017). The polypore Ceriporia inflata is nested within Phanerochaete (Miettinen et al. 2016).
Floudas, D., D. S. Hibbett. 2015. Revisiting the taxonomy of Phanerochaete (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) using a four gene dataset and extensive ITS sampling. Fungal Biology 119(8): 679-719
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]
Miettinen, O., V. Spirin, J. Vlasak, B. Rivoire, S. Stenroos, D. S. Hibbett. 2016. Polypores and genus concepts in Phanerochaetaceae (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) MycoKeys 17: 1–46.
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