Family Podoscyphaceae D.A. Reid

Beih. Nova Hedwigia 18: 43 (1965)

Type: Podoscypha Pat. 1900

This family needs further work to determine the species that fit into this clade. Justo et al. (2017) shows that this family contains some species that need to be moved out of Cymatoderma and Hypochnicium. Stephen Russell (pers. comm.) reports Podoscypha aculeata for northern Indiana and Jay Justice (pers. comm.) finds it in central Arkansas.

  1. Abortiporus (3 spp.), A. biennis is widely distributed in North America.
  2. Podoscypha (40 spp.), is widespread in tropics, P. aculeata is in northern Indiana, southern Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Brazil.
  3. Pouzaroporia (1 sp.), P. subrufa, described from Ontario, is known from the central and eastern United States.
Pouzaroporia subrufa is not related to Ceriporiopsis gilvescens in the Meruliaceae; these two are type species of their respective genera; see Justo et al. (2017). Abortiporus fractipes was moved to Loweomyces in the Steccherinaceae.
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.
Kuo, M. 2012. Podoscypha aculeata. MushroomExpert.Com Web site:
Vampola, P. 1992. Pouzaroporia, gen. nov. – a new genus of the polypores. Ceská Mykologie. 46(1–2): 57–61.
Taxon links:
81197 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum