Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Polyporales 
 BCRC Number NO BCRC Number!  
 Scientific Name: Phanerochaete taiwaniana

Phanerochaete taiwaniana Sheng H. Wu, Acta Bot. Fennica 142: 52. 1990.

 Description: Basidiocarp effuse, ± adnate, membranaceous, 120-250 µm thick in section. Hymenial surface Cream Color, Light Buff, or whitish, no color changes in KOH, smooth, usually minutely cracked; margin paler or white, thinning, slightly arachnoid-filamentose. Hyphal system monomitic; hyphae simple-septate. Subiculum uniform, composed of medullary layer, with rather loose to ± dense texture; hyphae ± horizontal near substratum, somewhat vertical near subhymenium, moderately ramified, colorless, distinct, straight, 3.5-6.5 µm diam., with 0.5-1.2 µm thick walls, encrusted with crystals, which dissolve in KOH, anastomoses occasional. Hymenial layer with compact texture, slightly thickening; hyphae vertical, colorless, narrower than those of subiculum, thin-walled. Cystidia numerous, projecting for approximately half their lengths, colorless, sparsely covered with crystals, which dissolve in KOH, nearly cylindrical but tapering towards obtuse apices, 40-70 × 4.5-6.5 µm, thin- or slightly thick-walled, one adventitious septum occasionally present near the apex. Basidia clavate or subclavate, 26-35 × 6-7.5 µm, 4-sterigmate. Basidiospores ellip-soid, adaxially flattened or slightly concave, smooth, thin-walled, usually with several small oil-drops, (6.5-) 6.8-7.8 (-8.2) × (3.5-) 3.7-4.3 (-4.5) µm, IKI-, CB-.

aiwan. Miaoli: Taian Hsiang, Kuanwu, alt. 1,900 m, on fallen branch of angiosperm, 24 Aug 1988, Wu 880824-17 (holotype: TNM; isotype: H), Wu 880824-39 (H, TNM). Nantou: Jenai Hsiang, Hueisun Forest Farm, alt. 700 m, on fallen branch, 9 Oct 1987, Wu 871009-4 (H, TNM).

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Wu, SH. 1990.


S. H. Wu

 Note: This new taxon has cystidia and basidia which are similar to those of Phanerochaete carnosa (Burt) Parmasto, but it can be distinguished from the latter by its clearly larger basidiospores.