Genus Climacodon P. Karst.

[etymology: genus = ladder tooth]

This genus has six species (as of Moreno et al. 2017). Climacodon pulcherrimus has moved to Donkia pulcherrima in the Phanerochaetaceae; it has smaller shelves. One species is common in eastern North America.

  1. Climacodon septentrionalis, forms large imbricate shelves, often on maple.

Taxon Details and Links

  • Climacodon P. Karst., Revue Mycologique Toulouse 3 (9): 20 (1881). Type: Hydnum septentrionale Fr. : Fr., Systema Mycologicum 1: 414 (1821).
Climacodon was listed by Ginns (1998) in the family Climacodontaceae.
Moreno, G., M. N. Blanco, G. Platas, J. Checa, I. Olariaga. 2017. Reappraisal of Climacodon (Basidiomycota, Meruliaceae) and reinstatement of Donkia (Phanerochaetaceae) using multigene data. Phytotaxa 291(3): 171–182. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.291.3.1
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