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Fomitopsis pinicola 1.JPG
Fomitopsis pinicola, member of the Fomitopsidaceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Fomitopsidaceae
Jülich (1982)
Type genus
P.Karst. (1881)
  • Daedaleaceae Jülich (1981)
  • Piptoporaceae Jülich (1981)

The Fomitopsidaceae are a family of fungi in the order Polyporales. Most species are parasitic on woody plants, and tend to cause brown rots.[2] The name comes from Fomitopsis (meaning "looking like Fomes") + -aceae (a suffix used to form taxonomic family names).


In a proposed family-level classification of the Polyporales based on molecular phylogenetics, Alfredo Justo and colleagues accept 14 genera in the Fomitopsidaceae:[1] Anthoporia, Antrodia, Buglossoporus, Cartilosoma, Daedalea, Fomitopsis, Fragifomes, Melanoporia, Neolentiporus, Niveoporofomes, Rhodofomes, Rhodofomitopsis, Rubellofomes, and Ungulidaedalea.


  1. ^ a b Justo, Alfredo; Miettinen, Otto; Floudas, Dimitrios; Ortiz-Santana, Beatriz; Sjökvist, Elisabet; Lindner, Daniel; Nakasone, Karen; Niemelä, Tuomo; Larsson, Karl-Henrik; Ryvarden, Leif; Hibbett, David S. (2017). "A revised family-level classification of the Polyporales (Basidiomycota)". Fungal Biology. 121 (9): 798–824. doi:10.1016/j.funbio.2017.05.010. PMID 28800851. 
  2. ^ Cannon, P.F.; Kirk, P.M. (2007). Fungal Families of the World. CAB International. pp. 127–128. ISBN 978-0-85199-827-5. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Han, Mei-Ling; Chen, Yuan-Yuan; Shen, Lu-Lu; Song, Jie; Vlasák, Josef; Dai, Yu-Cheng; Cui, Bao-Kai (2016). "Taxonomy and phylogeny of the brown-rot fungi: Fomitopsis and its related genera". Fungal Diversity. 80 (1): 343–373. doi:10.1007/s13225-016-0364-y.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Chen, Yuan-Yuan; Wu, Fang; Wang, Min; Cui, Bao-Kai (2017). "Species diversity and molecular systematics of Fibroporia (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) and its related genera". Mycologial Progress. 16 (5): 521–533. doi:10.1007/s11557-017-1285-1. 
  5. ^ Niemelä, T.; Kinnunen, J.; Larsson, K.H.; Schigel, D.D.; Larsson, E. (2005). "Genus revisions and new combinations of some North European polypores". Karstenia. 45 (2): 75–80. 

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