Family Panaceae Miettinen, Justo & Hibbett

[part of residual clade of Polyporales]

This new family is a sister clade to the new family of Cerrenaceae. The agaricoid Panus represents another independent origin of gills. Cymatoderma is a stipitate steroid fungus with a smooth hymenium. Cymatoderma caperatum is found in Georgia, the Gulf Coast states, and Mexico, as well as South America and Australia.

  1. Cymatoderma sensu stricto, includes C. elegans and C. caperatum
  2. Panus, includes P. conchatus, P. fragilis, P. neostrigosus, P. rudis

Taxon Details and Links

  • Panaceae Miettinen, Justo & Hibbett, in Justo, Miettinen, Floudas, Ortiz-Santana, Sjökvist, Lindner, Nakasone, Niemelä, Larsson, Ryvarden & Hibbett, Fungal Biology 121(9): 817 (2017). Type: Panus Fr., Epicr. syst. mycol. (Upsaliae): 396 (1838).
Cymatoderma is polyphyletic with the type species and related taxa here in Panaceae. The unrelated Cymatoderma are in the Podoscyphaceae.
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]
Sjökvist, E., E. Larsson, U. Eberhardt, L. Ryvarden & K.-H. Larsson. 2012. Stipitate stereoid basidiocarps have evolved multiple times. Mycologia 104(5): 1046-55. DOI: 10.3852/11-174.
Welden, A. L. 1960. The Genus Cymatoderma (Thelephoraceae) in the Americas Mycologia 52(6): 856-876. DOI: 10.2307/3755848.
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