Family Gloeophyllaceae Jülich

[various brown rot fungi]

This Family contains a surprising selection of species with different growth forms: crusts, polypores, and gilled mushrooms. The four species known for the Chicago Region are listed below; all of them are rare here.

  1. Boreostereum
  2. Chaetodermella
  3. Gloeophyllum (G. sepiarium, G. trabeum)
  4. Heliocybe (H. sulcata)
  5. Neolentinus (N. lepideus)
  6. Osmoporus
  7. Veluticeps

Taxon Details and Links

  • Gloeophyllaceae Jülich, Biblthca Mycol. 85: 368 (1982). Type: Gloeophyllum P. Karst. 1882.
Gloeophyllum is composed of two groups, one of which may become an expanded concept of the genus Osmoporus (Gloeophyllum odoratum).
Garcia-Sandoval R., Z. Wang, M. Binder, D. S. Hibbett. 2011. Molecular phylogenetics of the Gloeophyllales and relative ages of clades of Agaricomycotina producing a brown rot. Mycologia 103(3): 510-524. DOI: 10.3852/10-209 [PDF listed under 2010 at Hibbett Lab Publications.]
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, 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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