Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Phallales 
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 Scientific Name: Inonotus flavidus

Phellinus flavidus (Berk.) Ryv., Norw. J. Bot. 19:234. 1972.

Inonotus flavidus (Berk.) T. T. Chang, Fung. Sci. 11: 32. 1996.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual, sessile, dimidiate, applanate, broadly attached, solitary or imbricate, corky; pilei up to 6 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm, upper surface villose, tomentose to glabrous, pale yel-lowish brown, tea brown to dark yellowish brown, concentrically zoned, sulcate, wrinkled; pores round to angular, 3-5 per mm; pore surface yellowish brown, glancing; context up to 0.5 cm thick, concolorous with the upper surface; tubes up to 0.5 cm thick, concolorous with the upper surface. Hyphal system monomitic, generative hyphae thin to thick-walled, hyaline to yellowish brown, simple-septate, up to 6.0 µm wide. Hymenial setae frequent, subulate to ventricose, thick-walled, rarely forked at the tip, straight to curved, 14-20 × 5.0-8.5 µm. Basidiospores cylindrical to allantoid, smooth, hyaline, IKI-, 5.5-7 × 1.0-1.5 µm.

Taiwan, Taoyuan : La-la-shan, alt. 1600 m, on dead stem of Schima superba, Feb 1994, TFRI 536.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.

East Nepal, Japan, Taiwan.


Chang, TT. 1996a.


T. T. Chang

 Note: This species is characterized by a wrinkled, brown and finely tomentose pileus, ven-tricose small setae and cylindrical to allantoid basidiospores.