Author: Jan Scholten
Genera: 2; 10 species
The German botanist Wilhelm Herter in 1910 described Sparassidaceae to contain the genus Sparassis. Sparassiella was added to the family in 1964.
Mycology: fruit bodies consist of branched, fan-shaped segments, originating from a central core; hyphal system is monomitic, with gloeoplerous hyphae, with scattered clamp connections; spores are smooth, thin- to somewhat thick-walled, hyaline, translucent; cystidia are mostly absent from the hymenium; they cause brown rot.