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Hydnellum aurantiacum.jpg
Hydnellum aurantiacum, member of the Bankeraceae family
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Thelephorales
Family: Bankeraceae
Donk (1961)
Type genus
Coker & Beers ex Pouzar (1955)

The Bankeraceae are a family of fungi in the order Thelephorales. Taxa are terrestrial, and ectomycorrhizal with species such as Pinaceae or Fagaceae.[1] The family was circumscribed by Marinus Anton Donk in 1961.[2] According to a 2008 estimate, the family contains 6 genera and 98 species.[3]


  1. ^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM (2007). Fungal Families of the World. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. pp. 33–4. ISBN 978-0-85199-827-5. 
  2. ^ Donk MA. (1961). "Four new families of Hymenomycetes". Persoonia. 1 (4): 405–7. 
  3. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 

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