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Phloeomana speirea 183058.jpg
Phloeomana speirea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Porotheleaceae
Murrill (1916)
Type genus
Fr. (1818)

The Porotheleaceae are a family of saprophytic, mainly wood-decay fungi in the order Agaricales that are primarily agarics, but also include cyphelloid and polyporoid members. The family has been informally cited in the literature as the 'hydropoid' clade.[1][2] The type genus, Porotheleum, was placed in the phylogenetically defined clade in 2002[1] but the clade was more strongly supported in 2006[2] but without including Porotheleum. Its sister group is the Cyphellaceae, both in the 'marasmioid clade'.[2] Some included taxa are cultivated by ants.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Moncalvo JM, Vilgalys R, Redhead SA, Johnson JE, James TY, Catherine Aime M, Hofstetter V, Verduin SJ, Larsson E, Baroni TJ, Greg Thorn R, Jacobsson S, Clémençon H, Miller OK (2002). "One hundred and seventeen clades of euagarics" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 23 (3): 357–400. PMID 12099793. doi:10.1016/S1055-7903(02)00027-1. 
  2. ^ a b c Matheny PB, Curtis JM, Hofstetter V, Aime MC, Moncalvo JM, Ge ZW, Slot JC, Ammirati JF, Baroni TJ, Bougher NL, Hughes KW, Lodge DJ, Kerrigan RW, Seidl MT, Aanen DK, DeNitis M, Daniele GM, Desjardin DE, Kropp BR, Norvell LL, Parker A, Vellinga EC, Vilgalys R, Hibbett DS (2006). "Major clades of Agaricales: a multilocus phylogenetic overview" (PDF). Mycologia. 98 (6): 982–95. PMID 17486974. doi:10.3852/mycologia.98.6.982. 

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