Family Atheliaceae

There is one family at present. Most members are thin poorly differentiated crusts. The group includes saprobes (white rot), common mycorrhizal genera, and a termite symbiont. Other species are parasites on algae and lichens. Some of the genera are listed below. There is an old specimen from Cook County (circa 1900) identified as Athelia arachnoidea.

  1. Amphinema
  2. Athelia (and anamorph Fibulorhizoctonia)
  3. Athelopsis
  4. Byssocorticium
  5. Leptosporomyces
  6. Piloderma
  7. Stereopsis
  8. Tretomyces
  9. Tylospora

Taxon Details and Links

  • Atheliaceae Jülich, Bibliotheca Mycologica 85: 355 (1981). Type: Athelia Pers. 1822.
This family requires revision of genus concepts as new species and lineages are being described.
Wikipedia: Athelia arachnoidea
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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