This genus has six species (as of Moreno et al. 2017). Climacodon pulcherrimus has moved to Donkia pulcherrima in the Phanerochaetaceae; it has smaller shelves. One species is common in eastern North America.
- Climacodon septentrionalis, forms large imbricate shelves, often on maple.
Taxon Details and Links
- Climacodon Revue Mycologique Toulouse 3 (9): 20 (1881). Type: Hydnum septentrionale Fr. : Fr., Systema Mycologicum 1: 414 (1821). ,
- Climacodon was listed by Ginns (1998) in the family Climacodontaceae.
- Moreno, G., M. N. Blanco, G. Platas, J. Checa, I. Olariaga. 2017. Reappraisal of Climacodon (Basidiomycota, Meruliaceae) and reinstatement of Donkia (Phanerochaetaceae) using multigene data. Phytotaxa 291(3): 171–182. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.291.3.1