Class Dacrymycetes Doweld

[one of 5 groups of jelly fungi]

This group of jelly fungi is distinguished by the tuning fork basidium; the long cell has two long sterigmata. It contains one main order with one main family with 11 genera and 150 species. Shirouzu et al. 2013 (link below) created a new genus, family, and order for Dacrymyces unisporus: Unilacryma unispora (L.S. Olive) Shirouzu, Tokum. & Oberw., Unilacrymaceae, Unilacrymales.

  1. Dacrymycetales
  2. Unilacrymales

Taxon Details and Links

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  • Dacrymycetes Doweld, Prosyllabus Tracheophytorum, Tentamen systematis plantarum vascularium (Tracheophyta): LXXVII (2001). Type: Dacrymyces Nees 1816.
The classification of these genera will change; at least Cerinomyces, Dacrymyces and Dacryopinax are polyphyletic. The orphan species Dacryomycetopsis rosea Rick (1958) may belong to this class or somewhere else in the Basidiomycota.
Tree of Life (2008)
McLaughlin, D. J. and J. W. Spatafora, Eds. 2014. Systematics and Evolution, Second Edition, The Mycota VII Part A. Springer Verlag. [complete volume PDF at Hibbett Lab Publications.]
Shirouzu et al. 2013. Combined molecular and morphological data for improving phylogenetic hypothesis in Dacrymycetes. Mycologia 105(5): 1110-1125. DOI: 10.3852/12-147
Index Fungorum

Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2017 Dec 24). Dacrymycetes - MycoGuide. Retrieved from

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