Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Phallales 
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 Scientific Name: Hyphodontia alba

Hyphodontia alba Sheng H. Wu, Acta Bot. Fennica 142: 85. 1990.

 Description: Basidiocarp effuse, adnate, loosely membranaceous, 60-160 µm thick in section (aculei included). Hymenial surface white, indistinctly grandinioid, pilose owing to projecting septocystidia, not cracked; margin white, thinning, arachnoid. Aculei usually small and indistinct, conical. Hyphal system monomitic; hyphae nodose-septate. Subiculum uniform, composed of medullary layer, with loose texture; hyphae ramified at wide angles, interwoven, colorless, distinct, fairly straight, sometimes rather short-celled, 3-5 µm diam., with 0.5-1 µm thick walls, usually covered with granular crystals, capitate terminal branches numerous. Hymenial layer with dense texture, usually full of crystals; hyphae fairly vertical, colorless, narrower than those of subiculum, thin-walled. Cystidia of two kinds: (1) Thin-walled cystidia numerous, projecting for approximately half their lengths, ± encrusted, capitate, slightly flexuous, 35-60 × 4.5-7 µm, thin-walled. (2) Septocystidia usually located in tramal centre, ± projecting, colorless, encrusted, up to ca. 110 µm long, 5-6 µm diam., slightly thick-walled. Basidia subutriform, 14-19 × 4-5 µm, 4-sterigmate. Basidiospores subglobose, smooth, thin-walled, with one prominent oil-drop, 5-5.5 (-5.7) × 3.7-4.2 µm, IKI-, CB-.

Taiwan. Taitung: Taimali, alt. 850 m, on fallen branch of angiosperm, 19 May 1989, Wu 890519-19 (TNM).

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Wu, SH. 1990.


S. H. Wu

 Note: This species is easily recognized by the presence of both septocystidia and capitate thin-walled cystidia.