Family Stereaceae Pilát

This is the core group of stereoid fungi. There are 3 genera in the Chicago Region. They have a smooth hymenium on a pileate, effused-reflexed, or discoid fruitbody. They cause a white rot on dead wood and are often found in large numbers. Our Aleurodiscus grows on bark of living trees.

  1. Aleurodiscus
  2. Stereum
  3. Xylobolus

Taxon Details and Links

Compare Index Fungorum and Mycobank.

  • Stereaceae Pilát, Hedwigia 70: 34 (1930). Type: Stereum Hill ex Pers. 1794.
The stereoid fungi were previously placed in the family Thelephoraceae when it had a broad morphological concept. For a recent phylogeny see Wu et al. (2001).
Wu, S.-H., D. S. Hibbett, and M. Binder 2001. Phylogenetic Analyses of Aleurodiscus s.l. and Allied Genera. Mycologia 93(4): 720-731. DOI: 10.2307/3761826
Index Fungorum

Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2017 Nov 23). Stereaceae - MycoGuide. Retrieved from

<< Hericiaceae   |   Aleurodiscus >>