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

Phanerochaete ericina (Bourdot) J. Erikss. & Ryvarden In Eriksson et al., Cort. N. Eur. 5: 1011. 1978.

Basionym: Peniophora ericina Bourdot, Rev. Sci. Bourb. Centr. France 23: 14. 1910.

 Description: Basidiocarp effuse, adnate, ceraceous in old parts, 150-300 μm thick in section. Hymenial surface Mummy Brown, slightly darkened in KOH, smooth, cracked when old and exposing white filamentose subiculum; margin paler or white, filamentose or rarely byssoid. Hyphal system dimitic with quasi-binding hyphae; most hyphae simple-septate, a few septa in subi-culum with double clamp connections. Subiculum uniform, with ± dense texture; generative hyphae ± horizontal, somewhat vertical near subhymenium, colorless, distinct, rather straight, 3.5-7 μm diam., with 0.5-0.9 μm thick walls, usually encrusted with scattered to crowded crystals, which gradually dissolve in KOH, anastomoses occasional; quasi-binding hyphae commonly occurring in subiculum, colorless, richly ramified, 0.8-2 μm diam., thin-walled. Hymenial layer with compact texture, thickening; hyphae colorless, aggluti-nated, narrower than those of subiculum, thin-walled; orange-yellow resinous material abundant in subhymenium, dissolving in KOH. Cystidia numerous, projecting for approximately half their lengths, cylindrical, with acute apices, 23-40 × 3.3-4.3 μm, thin- or slightly thick-walled. Basidia narrowly clavate, 23-33 × 5-6 μm, 4-sterigmate. Basidiospores ellipsoid or narrowly ellipsoid, adaxially flattened or slightly concave, with a minute apiculus, smooth, thin-walled, usually with yellowish oil-drops, (5-) 5.3-6.3 (-6.7) × 2.4-3 μm, IKI-, CB-.

Taiwan. Miaoli: Taian Hsiang, entrance of Tapachienshan, alt. 1,700 m, on branch of angiosperm, 25 Aug 1988, Wu 880825-16 (GB, H, TNM), Wu 880825-36 (H, O, TNM).

 Habitat: null

USA, S Europe, Taiwan.


Wu, SH. 1990.


S. H. Wu

 Note: Features diagnostic of the species are the hymenial layer full of orange-yellow res-inous material, and the presence of quasi-binding hyphae in the subiculum.