Public Description of Trametes Fr.

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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Polyporaceae

General Description:

Macro: Polypore on dead or live wood, bracket-like without stem, with a cap, upper surface bristly to bald, often zoned; with pores, pore surface white to pale gray, causing a white-rot.
Micro: inamyloid, thin-walled smooth spores.1, 4




“virtually any type of forest ecosystem in temperate, boreal, and tropical areas (Gilbertson & Ryvarden, 1987)” 4
Usually on hardwood, occasionally on conifers.1 3


1 Gibson, Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, Version 2.2.1 (2015) (application, latest version downloadable at

2 Gilbertson, R.L. & Ryvarden, L. 1987. North American polypores, vol. 2. Synopsis Fungorum Special Volume. Oslo: Fungiflora

3 Ginns, J. 2017, Polypores of British Columbia. Prov. B.C. Tech. Rep. 104.

4 A. Justo & D.S. Hibbett. 2011. Phylogenetic classification of Trametes (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) based on a five-marker dataset. Taxon 60(6): 1567-1583

5 PolyPEET, Trametes summarizing Justo & Hibbett 2011 (including clades)

Description author: Joseph D. Cohen (Request Authorship Credit)