Peniophoraceae

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Peniophoraceae
Peniophora incarnata.jpg
Peniophora incarnata growing on the underside of a log of Acer pensylvanicum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales
Family: Peniophoraceae
Lotsy (1907)
Type genus
Peniophora
Cooke (1879)
Genera

Amylofungus
Dendrophora
Duportella
Entomocorticium
Gloiothele
Peniophora
Vesiculomyces

The Peniophoraceae are a family of fungi in the order Russulales. Species of this family have a cosmopolitan distribution and are mostly saprobic, causing rots of standing and fallen wood.[1] According to a 2008 estimate, the family contains 7 genera and 88 species.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM. (2007). Fungal Families of the World. Wallingford, UK: CABI. ISBN 0-85199-827-5. 
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA. (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford: CABI. p. 507. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.