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POLYPORALES Gäum. (polypores)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

ATHELIACEAE Jülich (a family of resupinate basidiomycetes)
Family 14 subtaxa 19 ident refs
CORTICIACEAE Herter (a family of resupinate fungi)
Marchandiomyces (a genus of mostly lichen parasymbionts), eg: Marchandiomyces corallinus (a lichenicolous anamorphic basidiomycete) - Colony
Family 16 subtaxa 38 ident refs
CYSTOSTEREACEAE Jülich (a fungus) Family 2 subtaxa  
Crustomyces expallens (Bres.) Hjortstam (a resupinate basidiomycete) Species   2 ident refs
Crustomyces subabruptus (Bourdot & Galzin) Jülich (a resupinate basidiomycete) Species   1 ident refs
FOMITOPSIDACEAE Jülich (a family of bracket fungi)
Antrodia (a genus of bracket fungi), eg: Antrodia xantha (a bracket fungus) - Fruitbody Daedalea (a genus of fungi), eg: Daedalea quercina (Oak Mazegill) - Brackets - in situ - top view Ischnoderma (a genus of bracket fungi), eg: Ischnoderma benzoinum (Benzoin Bracket) - Bracket - top view Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Of The Woods, Sulphur Polypore), eg: Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Of The Woods, Sulphur Polypore) - Bracket - in situ Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dyer's Bracket, Dyer's Mazegill), eg: Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dyer's Bracket, Dyer's Mazegill) - Bracket - fresh - in situ Piptoporus (a genus of bracket fungi), eg: Piptoporus quercinus (Oak Polypore) - Top view Postia (a genus of bracket fungi), eg: Postia subcaesia (Blueing Bracket) - Fruitbody - in situ
Family 22 subtaxa 28 ident refs
GANODERMATACEAE (Donk) Donk (a family of bracket fungi)
Ganoderma (a genus of bracket fungi), eg: Ganoderma pfeifferi (Beeswax Bracket) - Fruitbody - section
Family 6 subtaxa 13 ident refs
MERIPILACEAE Jülich (giant polypores)
Grifola frondosa (Hen Of The Woods), eg: Grifola frondosa (Hen Of The Woods) - Fruitbody cluster - oblique view Meripilus giganteus (Giant Polypore), eg: Meripilus giganteus (Giant Polypore) - Brackets - in situ Rigidoporus (a genus of bracket fungi), eg: Rigidoporus ulmarius (Elm Butt Rot - causative organism) - Bracket - young - top view
Family 6 subtaxa 7 ident refs
MERULIACEAE P. Karst. (a family of basidiomycetes)
Abortiporus biennis (Blushing Rosette), eg: Abortiporus biennis (Blushing Rosette) - Fruitbody - in situ Bjerkandera adusta (Smoky Bracket), eg: Bjerkandera adusta (Smoky Bracket) - Fruitbodies - upper sides  - in situ Bjerkandera fumosa (Big Smoky Bracket), eg: Bjerkandera fumosa (Big Smoky Bracket) - In situ Bulbillomyces farinosus (a resupinate fungus), eg: Bulbillomyces farinosus (a resupinate fungus) - Fruitbody Gloeoporus dichrous (a bracket fungus), eg: Gloeoporus dichrous (a bracket fungus) - Brackets - top view Hyphoderma (a genus of resupinate fungi), eg: Hyphoderma aff. praetermissum (a hyphoderma which is very similar to H. praetermissum) - Fruitbody Hypochnicium (a genus of resupinate fungi), eg: Hypochnicium polonense (a resupinate basidiomycete) - Fruitbody Mycoacia (a genus of resupinate tooth fungi), eg: Mycoacia fuscoatra (a resupinate tooth fungus) - Fruitbody Mycoaciella bispora (a hydnoid resupinate fungus), eg: Mycoaciella bispora (a hydnoid resupinate fungus) - Fruitbody - dead portion Phlebia (a genus of resupinate fungi), eg: Phlebia rufa (a resupinate fungus) - Fruitbody Podoscypha multizonata (Zoned Rosette), eg: Podoscypha multizonata (Zoned Rosette) - Fruitbody - top view Sarcodontia crocea (Orchard Tooth), eg: Sarcodontia crocea (Orchard Tooth) - Fruitbody - in woodpecker hole Scopuloides rimosa (a resupinate fungus), eg: Scopuloides rimosa (a resupinate fungus) - Fruitbody Steccherinum (a genus of resupinate spine fungi), eg: Steccherinum ochraceum (a resupinate spine fungus) - Fruitbody - under-surface - close-up
Family 38 subtaxa 55 ident refs
PHANEROCHAETACEAE Jülich (a family of polypores)
Byssomerulius corium (Netted Crust), eg: Byssomerulius corium (Netted Crust) - Fruitbody - underside Ceriporia (a genus of basidiomycete fungi), eg: Ceriporia viridans (a basidiomycete fungus) - Pores Ceriporiopsis (a genus of porecrust fungi), eg: Ceriporiopsis gilvescens (Pink Porecrust) - Fruitbody Phanerochaete (a genus of resupinate fungi), eg: Phanerochaete radicata (a resupinate fungus) - In situ Terana caerulea (Cobalt Crust), eg: Terana caerulea (Cobalt Crust) - Fruitbodies on ash branch
Family 22 subtaxa 28 ident refs
PODOSCYPHACEAE D.A. Reid (rosette fungi) Family 1 subtaxon  
Stereopsis hiscens (Berk. & Ravenel) D.A. Reid (a rosette) Species   1 ident refs
POLYPORACEAE Fr. ex Corda (a family of polypores)
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Blushing Bracket), eg: Daedaleopsis confragosa (Blushing Bracket) - Bracket - in situ Datronia mollis (Common Mazegill), eg: Datronia mollis (Common Mazegill) - Bracket - in situ Epithele typhae (a resupinate fungus), eg: Epithele typhae (a resupinate fungus) - Fruitbody Faerberia carbonaria (Firesite Funnel), eg: Faerberia carbonaria (Firesite Funnel) - Cap - in situ Fomes (a genus of fungi), eg: Fomes fomentarius (Hoof Fungus, Tinder Bracket) - Bracket - top surface - in situ Hapalopilus nidulans (Cinnamon Bracket, Lenzites betulina (Birch Mazegill), eg: Lenzites betulina (Birch Mazegill) - Bracket - frozen - in situ Panus (a genus of oysterling toadstools), eg: Panus conchatus (Lilac Oysterling) - Fruitbodies - top view - in situ Polyporus (a genus of stipitate bracket fungi), eg: Polyporus tuberaster (Tuberous Polypore) - Cap Skeletocutis (a genus of basidiomycete fungi), eg: Skeletocutis nivea (Hazel Bracket) - Fruitbody - close-up Spongipellis (mazegill fungi), eg: Spongipellis delectans (Spongy Mazegill) - Brackets - top view Trametes (a genus of bracket fungi), eg: Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy Bracket) - Fruitbody - top view - in situ Trichaptum abietinum (Purplepore Bracket), eg: Trichaptum abietinum (Purplepore Bracket) - Fruitbodies - dry Tyromyces (a genus of bracket fungi), eg: Tyromyces chioneus (a bracket fungus) - Fruitbody - top view - in situ
Family 36 subtaxa 42 ident refs
SPARASSIDACEAE Herter (cauliflower fungi) Family 2 subtaxa  
Sparassis crispa (Wulfen) Fr. (Wood Cauliflower)
Fruitbody - mature - oblique view
Sparassis spathulata (Schwein.) Fr. (a cauliflower fungus) Species   1 ident refs
TUBULICRINACEAE Jülich (a family of white-wash fungi) Family 1 subtaxon  
Tubulicrinis Donk (a genus of white-wash fungi)
Genus 1 subtaxon 2 ident refs
XENASMATACEAE Oberw. (a family of polypores)
Phlebiella (a genus of resupinate fungi), eg: Phlebiella sulphurea (Yellow Cobweb) - Fruitbody
Family 6 subtaxa 9 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Bernicchia, A., 2005 Polyporaceae s.l.
Bourdot, H. & Galzin, A., 1927 Hymenomycetes de France: Hetérobasidiés -- Homobasidiés Gymnocarpes
Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1990 Fungi without gills (Hymenomycetes and Gasteromycetes) an identification handbook
Pegler, D.N., 1966 (Very out of date) Key to the Genera of Polyporaceae
Ryvarden, L. & Gilbertson, R.L., 1993 (Polypores) European Polypores (2 vols)
Stalpers, J.A., 1978 Identification of wood-inhabiting Aphyllophorales in pure culture


Ryvarden, L., 1976 The Polyporaceae of Northern Europe (2 vols)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 65 general literature references to POLYPORALES (polypores)

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(a class of fungi)
Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2514 feeding and other relationships of POLYPORALES (polypores)

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