Genus Phanerochaete P. Karst.

Bidrag till Kännedom av Finlands Natur och Folk 48: 426 (1889)

Type: Thelephora alnea Fr. : Fr., Systema Mycologicum 1: 446 (1821)

This genus has 28 species in North America according to Ginns (1998). Other than the charismatic , they are poorly known for the Chicago Region.

  1. Phanerochaete affinis
  2. Phanerochaete avellanea
  3. Phanerochaete burtii (verified)
  4. Phanerochaete laevis (verified)
  5. Phanerochaete sordida
  6. Phanerochaete subceracea
  7. Phanerochaete velutina (verified)
Phanerochaete chrysorhiza has been moved to Hydnophlebia. Phanerochaete filamentosa has been moved to Rhizochaete. Both of these are found in Meruliaceae.
Don't know the reason for this discrepancy: Ginns (1998) gives the type species as Corticium decolorans P. Karst. 1882. The current name for this is Phanerochaete velutina (DC.) P. Karst. 1898 (based on an older epithet, Thelephora velutina DC. 1815).
Taxon links:
18245 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum ; Species Fungorum