Genus Trametes Fr.

[in the broad sense]

For Trametes I follow the broader concept for the genus (Justo and Hibbett 2011, Carlson et al. 2014). This moves species back into Trametes that were segregated out into various genera, which are indicated after the species names below. We have 10 species for the Chicago Region; these are also found in the northern Midwest. Links to description pages provided.

  1. Trametes aesculi (Polyporus aesculi Fr. 1828); Mushroom Observer.
  2. Trametes betulina (Lenzites); Gary Emberger; Michael Kuo.
  3. Trametes cinnabarina (Pycnoporus); Gary Emberger; Michael Kuo.
  4. Trametes conchifer (Poronidulus); Gary Emberger; Michael Kuo.
  5. Trametes gibbosa (Pseudotrametes); Mushroom Observer.
  6. Trametes hirsuta (Coriolus); Gary Emberger; Michael Kuo.
  7. Trametes ochracea (Coriolus); First Nature (UK).
  8. Trametes pubescens (Coriolus); Gary Emberger; Michael Kuo.
  9. Trametes suaveolens (Trametes); Gary Emberger.
  10. Trametes versicolor (Coriolus); Gary Emberger; Michael Kuo.

The following are species found elsewhere in North America.

  1. Trametes cingulata.
  2. Trametes cubensis (Cubamyces, Leiotrametes lactinea).
  3. Trametes drummondii (Klotzsch) Ryvarden (an illegitimate name).
  4. Trametes ectypa (Coriolus).
  5. Trametes maxima.
  6. Trametes membranacea.
  7. Trametes ochroflava.
  8. Trametes pavonia (Cyclomycetella).
  9. Trametes sanguinea (Pycnoporus).
  10. Trametes subectypa.
  11. Trametes variegata (Coriolus).
  12. Trametes villosa (Coriolus).

Taxon Details and Links

  • Trametes Fr., Corpus Florarum provincialium suecicae I. Floram Scanicam: 339 (1835). Type: Boletus suaveolens L., Species Plantarum: 1177 (1753).
Additional segregate genera include Artolenzites (T. elegans) and Coriolopsis (T. polyzona). Two of our species kicked out for not belonging to Trametes are Coriolopsis gallica and Trametes trogii. They are closely related to each other and are part of the lentinus clade. They can be treated as Trametella or molecular work may show them belonging to Funalia.
Disposition of other Trametes treated in Gilbertson and Ryvarden (1987) follows. Trametes cervina has been moved to Trametopsis. Trametes modesta, based on DNA analysis, is confirmed to be in Daedalea. The name Trametes elegans has been widely applied in North America for several species, including T. gibbosa (a recent immigrant to America). Trametes elegans has been split back out into three species (Carlson et al. 2014): T. aesculi (continental USA), T. elegans (Central and South America and the Caribbean), and T. repanda (primarily southeastern Asia and Oceania).
For an excellent presentation of the PolyPeet Trametes project see the link below.
Description on MycoBank, older concept: Ryvarden and Gilbertson 1994
Taxon links:
See discussion here: PolyPeet Trametes Project
Carlson, A., A. Justo, and D.S. Hibbett. 2014. Species delimitation in Trametes: a comparison of ITS, RPB1, RPB2 and TEF1 gene phylogenies. Mycologia, 106(4): 735–745. DOI: 10.3852/13-275
Dollinger, N., J. Vlasák. 2016. New polypore records from Florida, USA. Synopsis Fungorum 38: 44-55.
Justo, A. and D.S. Hibbett. 2011. Phylogenetic classification of Trametes (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) based on a five-marker dataset. Taxon 60(6): 1567-1583.
Kout, J. and J. Vlasák. 2007. Trametes gibbosa (Basidiomycetes, Polyporales) in the USA and Canada. Canadian Journal of Botany 85(3): 342-346. DOI: 10.1139/B07-013
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Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2018 Jul 29). Trametes - MycoGuide. Retrieved from

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