Order Russulales Kreisel ex P.M. Kirk, P.F. Cannon & J.C. David

[most growth forms found here]

This is a diverse order containing various growth forms. Members have gloeoplerous hyphae containing fluid that typically stains black in sulfoaldehyde compounds. Many have amyloid spore walls or hyphal walls but this is not a consistent feature. Genera lacking representatives in the Chicago Region are not listed below. For complete picture see links below.

  1. Albatrellaceae (Albatrellus)
  2. Aleurocystidiellum clade
  3. Amylostereaceae
  4. Auriscalpiaceae (Artomyces, Auriscalpium, Lentinellus)
  5. Bondarzewiaceae, Echinodontiaceae (Bondarzewia, Heterobasidion)
  6. Gloeocystidiellaceae
  7. Gloeodontia clade
  8. Hericiaceae (Hericium, Laxitextum)
  9. Peniophoraceae (Dichostereum, Gloiothele, Peniophora, Scytinostroma, Vararia)
  10. Russulaceae (Lactarius, Lactifluus, Russula)
  11. Stereaceae (Aleurodiscus, Stereum, Xylobolus)
  12. uncertain placement

Taxon Details and Links

  • Russulales Kreisel ex P.M. Kirk, P.F. Cannon & J.C. David, Ainsworth & Bisby's Dictionary of the Fungi, 9th edition (Wallingford): xi (2001). Type: Russula Pers. 1796.
The Russulales comprises 9 or more families and approximately 80 genera and 4000 species worldwide (Miller et al. 2006). This expanded concept absorbed six other orders, some remaining as families. The order was based on Russulales Kreisel 1969, nom. inval. (Art. 36.1).
Russulales News online
Tree of Life (2004)
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, and 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.]
Larsson, E., K-H. Larsson. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships of russuloid basidiomycetes with emphasis on aphyllophoralean taxa. Mycologia 95(6): 1037-1065. DOI: 10.1080/15572536.2004.11833020
Miller, S. L., E. Larsson, K-H. Larsson, A. Verbeken, J. Nuytinck. 2006. Perspectives in the new Russulales. Mycologia 98(6): 960-970. DOI: 10.1080/15572536.2006.11832625
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Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2018 Jun 20). Russulales - MycoGuide. Retrieved from https://mycoguide.com/guide/fungi/basi/agar/russ

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