Family Polyporaceae Corda

Icones fungorum hucusque cognitorum 3: 49 (1839)

Type: Polyporus P. Micheli ex Adans. 1763

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. The following genera and species have been identified for Chicago Region, though a few require better documentation.

  1. Cryptoporus, C. volvatus
  2. Daedaleopsis, D. confragosa, D. septentrionalis
  3. Datroniella
  4. Fomes, F. fomentarius
  5. Ganoderma, G. applanatum, G. lobatum, G. sessile (as G. lucidum), G. tsugae
  6. Globifomes, G. graveolens
  7. Lentinus, L. arcularius, L. brumalis, L. tigrinus
  8. Lopharia, L. cinerascens
  9. Microporellus, M. obovatus
  10. Neofavolus, N. alveolaris (group)
  11. Perenniporia, P. fraxinea, P. fraxinophila, P. medulla-panis, P. robiniophila, P. subacida, P. tenuis
  12. Polyporus clade includes:
    1. Cerioporus, C. squamosus, C. stereoides (Datronia), C. varius
    2. Cladomeris, C. umbellata
    3. Favolus
    4. Picipes, P. badius (Royoporus)
    5. Polyporus, P. radicatus
  13. Trametella (or Funalia), available genus for Coriolopsis gallica, Trametes trogii
  14. 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)
  15. Truncospora, T. ohiensis (Perenniporia)
Species reported for Chicago in Moffatt (1909) that are not confirmed.
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.
Related links:
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. Justo Publications.
Taxon links:
81203 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum