Family Laetiporaceae Jülich

[part of antrodia clade]

Index Fungorum (2017) showed sixteen species in Laetiporus, seven in Phaeolus, and seven in Wolfiporia. Wolfiporia is now treated as a synonym of Pachyma. A large underground sclerotium is made by Pachyma. Below are the species found in the United States and Canada

  1. Laetiporus, L. cincinnatus, L. conifericola, L. gilbertsonii, L. huroniensis, L. persicinus, L. sulphureus s.l.
  2. Phaeolus, P. schweinitzii
  3. Pachyma cocos s.l. (Wolfiporia extensa); W. dilatohypha

Taxon Details and Links

  • Laetiporaceae Jülich, Bibliotheca Mycologica 85: 375 (1981). Type: Laetiporus Murrill 1904.
Further work is needed to establish generic boundaries. Wolfiporia s.l. is polyphyletic and L. persicinus falls outside of Laetiporus.
Justo, A., O. Miettinen, D. Floudas, B. Ortiz-Santana, E. Sjökvist, D. Lindner, K. K. Nakasone, T. Niemelä, K.-H. Larsson, L. Ryvarden, D.S. Hibbett. 2017. A revised family-level classification of the Polyporales (Basidiomycota), Fungal Biology 121(9): 798-824. doi: 10.1016/j.funbio.2017.05.010. [PDF available at Justo Publications]
Fang Wu, F., S.-J. Li, C.-H. Dong, Y.-C. Dai, V. Papp. 2020. The Genus Pachyma (Syn. Wolfiporia) Reinstated and Species Clarification of the Cultivated Medicinal Mushroom Fuling in China. Frontiers in Microbiology 11: Article 590788 (1-12). 10.3389/fmicb.2020.590788.
Index Fungorum

Compare Index Fungorum and Mycobank.

Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2021 Jan 21). Laetiporaceae - MycoGuide. Retrieved from

<< Ischnodermataceae   |   Meripilaceae >>