Genus Datronia Donk

Persoonia 4 (3): 337 (1966)

Type: Daedalea mollis Sommerf., Supplementum florae lapponicae: 271 (1826)

The two species listed below are widespread, occur in North America, and are related based on DNA phylogenies. The other tropical members of the genus may need molecular work to determine their placement.

  1. Datronia mollis, uncommon in Chicago Region.
  2. Datronia stereoides, not recorded in Chicago Region.
The genus Datronia was lumped into Cerioporus (Zmitrovich and Kovalenko 2016) but a previous phylogeny with better taxon sampling treats it as a separate genus (Li et al. 2014).
Related links:
Li, H.J., B.K. Cui, Y.C. Dai. 2014. Taxonomy and multi-gene phylogeny of Datronia (Polyporales, Basidiomycota). Persoonia 32: 170–182.
Zmitrovich, I.V., A.E. Kovalenko. 2016. Lentinoid and polyporoid fungi, two generic conglomerates containing important medicinal mushrooms in molecular perspective. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 18(1): 23-38.
Wikipedia: Datronia.
Taxon links:
17468 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum