Family Polyporaceae Corda

[core polyporoid clade]

The phylogenetic group known as the core polyporoid clade is roughly equivalent to a more narrowed but still broad concept of the family Polyporaceae, with an inclusion of the Ganodermataceae. This is a partial list of genera. The following species have been identified for Chicago Region, though a few require better documentation.

  1. Atropus
  2. Bresadolia, B. craterella
  3. Cerioporus, C. squamosus, C. varius
  4. Cladomeris, C. umbellata (close to Polyporus)
  5. Cryptoporus, C. volvatus
  6. Daedaleopsis, D. confragosa, D. septentrionalis
  7. Datronia, D. stereoides
  8. Datroniella
  9. Dentocorticium, D. portoricense (Fuscocerrena)
  10. Echinochaete
  11. Favolus
  12. Fomes, F. fomentarius
  13. Funalia
  14. Ganoderma, G. applanatum, G. lobatum, G. sessile (as G. lucidum), G. tsugae
  15. Globifomes, G. graveolens
  16. Lentinus, L. arcularius, L. brumalis, L. tigrinus
  17. Lopharia, L. cinerascens
  18. Microporellus, M. obovatus
  19. Mycobonia
  20. Neodatronia
  21. Neodictyopus
  22. Neofavolus, N. alveolaris (group)
  23. Perenniporia, P. fraxinea, P. fraxinophila, P. medulla-panis, P. robiniophila, P. subacida, P. tenuis
  24. Picipes, P. badius (Royoporus)
  25. Polyporus, P. radicatus
  26. Pseudofavolus
  27. Trametella (or Funalia), available genus for Coriolopsis gallica, Trametes trogii
  28. Trametes, T. aesculi, T. betulina (Lenzites), T. cinnabarina (Pycnoporus), T. conchifer (Poronidulus), T. gibbosa, T. hirsuta, T. ochracea, T. pubescens, T. suaveolens, T. versicolor (Coriolus)
  29. Truncospora, T. ohiensis (Perenniporia)
Species reported for Chicago in Moffatt (1909) that are not confirmed.
  • Fomes scutellatus = Datroniella scutellata

Taxon Details and Links

Compare Index Fungorum and Mycobank.

  • Polyporaceae Corda, Icones fungorum hucusque cognitorum 3: 49 (1839). Type: Polyporus P. Micheli ex Adans. 1763.
Many polypore fungi are no longer in this family. Some (e.g., Hapalopilus see Phlebioid clade) have not had their classification updated to reflect DNA phylogenies. Laetiporus, Phaeolus, and others are in the Antrodia clade. Heliocybe and Neolentinus belong in the Gloeophyllales. Porodisculus is in the euagarics with Fistulina. Spongipellis is polyphyletic in the residual polyporoid clade. Trichaptum is in the Hymenochaetales.
The genus Polyporus has been split by some authors. But other mycologists say the genus concept and type species for Polyporus has not been decided. Polyporellus is a genus (P. Karsten 1879) resurrected for Polyporus species that are closely related to Lentinus but these poroid species are better moved into Lentinus, provided this does not conflict with the final solution for Polyporus. The concept for Trametes was expanded.
PolyPeet Trametes Project.
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]
Motato-Vásquez, V., E. Grassi, A. M. Gugliotta, G. L. Robledo. 2018. Evolutionary relationships of Bresadolia (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) based on molecular and morphological evidence. [18 pp.] Mycological Progress DOI: 10.1007/s11557-018-1416-3
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