Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Polyporales 
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 Scientific Name: Hyphoderma litschaueri

Hyphoderma litschaueri (Burt) J. Erikss. & Strid, Cort. N. Eur. 3: 481. 1975.

Corticium litschaueri Burt, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 13: 259. 1926.

 Description: Basidiocarp effuse, separable, membranaceous when young, crustaceous when old, 200-500 μm thick in section. Hymenial surface Ivory Yellow, Cream Color, or Light Buff, smooth or slightly tuberculate, cracked when old; margin paler, thinning, arachnoid. Hyphal system monomitic; hyphae nodose-septate. Subiculum indistinctly bi-layered. Basal layer with compact texture, variably thick, up to ca. 100 μm; hyphae horizontal, colorless, straight, ± agglutinated, 4-6 μm diam., with 0.5-1.2 μm thick walls. Medullary layer with rather loose texture; hyphae ± horizontal near substratum, ± vertical next to subhymenium, loosely interwoven, colorless, distinct, fairly straight, 3.5-5.5 μm diam., with 0.5-1.2 μm thick walls, adventitious septa occasionally occur, hyphal strands sometimes present and penetrating through medullary layer. Hymenial layer with compact texture, ± thickening; hyphae fairly vertical, colorless, agglutinated, indistinct, narrower and with thinner walls than those of medullary layer. Cystidia variably abundant, cylindrical with narrower apices, ± moniliform towards apices, irregularly flexuous, 35-80 × 6-12 μm, thin- or slightly thick-walled. Basidia subutriform or subclavate, 25-30 × 6-7 μm, with four rather stout sterigmata. Basidiospores narrowly ellipsoid, adaxially flattened, sometimes tapering towards the apiculus, smooth, thin-walled, with very small oil-drops or rather homogeneous contents, 7-9 × 3.2-4 μm, IKI-, CB-.

Taiwan. Taoyuan: Fuhsing Hsiang, Lalashan, alt. 1,600 m, on branch of angiosperm, 4 Aug 1988, Wu 880804-10 (H, TNM). Miaoli: Taian Hsiang, entrance of Tapachienshan, alt. 1,650 m, on branch of angiosperm, 25 Aug. 1988, Wu 880825-22 (H, TAA, TNM). Nantou: Yushan National Park, Tuikuan, alt. 1,900 m, on branch of angio-sperm, 29 Jul 1988, Wu 880729-36 (H, TNM).

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Wu, SH. 1990.


S. H. Wu

 Note: Hyphoderma moniliforme (Talbot) Manjón et al. is very similar to this species, but the cystidia of H. moniliforme are strongly moniliform, with globose swellings.