The Ganodermataceae are a family of fungi in the order Polyporales. As of April 2018, Index Fungorum accepts 8 genera and 300 species in the family.[3] The family was circumscribed by Dutch mycologist Marinus Anton Donk in 1948 to contain polypores with a double spore wall. The inner wall is verruculose (with moderate-sized growths) to ornamented, thickened and usually coloured, while the outer wall is thin and hyaline.[1]

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Ganoderma lucidum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Ganodermataceae
(Donk) Donk (1948)[1]
Type genus
P.Karst. (1881)


  1. ^ a b Donk, Marinus A. (1948). "Notes on Malesian fungi. I". Bulletin du Jardin botanique de Buitenzorg. 17 (III): 473–482.
  2. ^ Murrill, W.A. (1905). "Tomophagus for Dendrophagus". Torreya. 5: 197.
  3. ^ Kirk, P.M. (ed.). "Species Fungorum (version 28th March 2018). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life". Retrieved 9 April 2018.

Further readingEdit

  • Moncalvo, Jean-Marc; Ryvarden, Leif (1997). A Nomenclatural Study of the Ganodermataceae. Synopsis Fungorum. Oslo, Norway: Fungiflora. ISBN 8290724187.