Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Polyporales 
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 Scientific Name: Phanerochaete commixtoides

Phanerochaete commixtoides Lin et Chen, Taiwania 35: 99. 1990.

 Description: Macroscopic characters: Basidiocarps resupinate, effused, adnate, 50–100 μm thick, 4–5×5 cm, cretaceous or membranaceous, even or shallowly faveolate, not creviced; white or car-tridge-buff, light buff, cream color or ivory yellow, turning red yellow or primose yellow in 5% KOH; margins thining out, pruinose, white. Microscopic characters: Basal layer of context almost none, conglutinized, chalky, embedded with masses of crystals, with collapsed and encrusted hyphae; intermediate layer of context loosely arranged by erect distinct fertile hyphae; hyphae 2–3 μm wide, thin-walled, smooth or finely partially encrusted, broader at base in 3–5 μm width, septate, without clamp connections, with cells 4 × 11–14 μm; hymenial layer 25 μm thick, composed of cymose clusters of basidia and paraphyses originating from the basal fertile erect hyphae; leptocystidia paraphysate hypha-like, simple, thin-walled, cylindrical or attenuate toward upper ends, rounded or rarely acute and constricted near apex, rarely septate at base, protruding 30–50 μm high, 4–5 μm wide, at base, smooth, rare; basidia short clavate, 7–9 × 20 μm, with 2–4 basidiospores; sterigmata short; basidiospores globose or subglobose, 2.8–7 μm in diam., or 5–6×6–7.5 μm thin to moderate thick-walled, smooth, apiculate, non-amyloid.

Taitung Hsien, Lanyu Hsiang, Yeyiu Tsun, in the mountain valley, under the tropical hardwood forests, partial shade, dry, alt. 50–300 m, Aug. 22, 1975, S.-H. Lin (Holotype: NTU-3644).

 Habitat: On the dead stems of the broad-leaved trees.



Lin, SH. and Chen, ZC. 1990.


S. H. Lin

 Note: The new species is very closely related to Corticium commixtum Höhn. et Litsch., but it can be separated from the latter by its having peculiar leptocystidia and non-amyloid globose basidiospores.