Family Amylocorticiaceae Jülich

This family has nine genera, and about seventy species. It appears to be the sister group to the Agaricales (Binder et al. 2010). Fruiting bodies are diverse with crustose to stereoid forms with a hymenium that is smooth, merulioid, wrinkled, poroid, or toothed. The strange pagoda fungus, Podoserpula, is also in this group. Most members are saprobes, with either brown rot or white rot, but a few are plant pathogens.

Plicatura nivea may belong in this family or somewhere in the Agaricales. The European Irpicodon has been found in Washington state. The crimped gill Plicaturopsis can be found in the Midwest and elsewhere.

  1. Amyloathelia
  2. Amylocorticiellum
  3. Amylocorticium
  4. Amyloxenasma
  5. Anomoloma
  6. Anomoporia
  7. Ceraceomyces
  8. Irpicodon
  9. Plicaturopsis (P. crispa)
  10. Podoserpula
  11. Serpulomyces

Additional species require generic transfers from Atheliaceae:

  • Athelia rolfsii
  • Athelopsis lacerata
  • Leptosporomyces septentrionalis

Taxon Details and Links

  • Amylocorticiaceae Jülich, Bibliotheca Mycologica 85: 354 (1982). Type: Amylocorticium Pouzar 1959.
The genera require major revision and species need to be transferred. For example, the Athelia genus in the strict sense is in the Atheliales.
Binder, M., K-H. Larsson, P. B. Matheny, D. S. Hibbett. 2010. Amylocorticiales ord. nov. and Jaapiales ord. nov.: Early diverging clades of Agaricomycetidae dominated by corticioid forms. Mycologia 102 (4): 865-880. DOI: 10.3852/09-288
Hibbett, D. S., R. Bauer, M. Binder, A.J. Giachini, K. Hosaka, A. Justo, E. Larsson, K.H. Larsson, J.D. Lawrey, O. Miettinen, L. Nagy, R.H. Nilsson, M. Weiss, and R.G. Thorn. 2014. Agaricomycetes. Pp. 373–429 In: Systematics and Evolution, Second Edition, The Mycota VII Part A. (D. J. McLaughlin and J. W. Spatafora, Eds.), Springer Verlag. [Chapter 14 and complete volume PDF at Hibbett Lab Publications.]
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