Cerrenaceae Miettinen, Justo & Hibbett, in Justo et al., Fungal Biology 121 (9): 817 (2017)

Diagnostic characters: Basidiomes resupinate, effused-reflexed or pileate. Hymenophore poroid, daedaleoid or hydnoid. Hyphal system mono- or dimitic, rarely trimitic. Clampconnections usually present. Spores hyaline, smooth, non-amyloid, non-dextrinoid, thinor thick-walled. Thin-walled hymenial cystidia (gloeocystidia) present, also thick-walled encrusted cystidia in one genus. Mating system heterothallic, bi- or tetrapolar. Nuclear behavior heterocytic or astatocoenocytic (as far as is known). Producing a white-rot, also parasitic.

Index Fungorum number: IF820826

Type genus: Cerrena Gray (1821)


Gray, S.F. 1821. A natural arrangement of British plants. 1:1-824

Justo, A; Miettinen, O; Floudas, D; Ortiz-Santana, B; Sjökvist, E.; Lindner, D.L; Nakasone, K; Niemelä, T; Larsson, KH; Ryvarden, L; Hibbett, DS. 2017. A revised family-level classification of the Polyporales (Basidiomycota). Fungal Biology. 121(9):798-824



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