Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Poriales 
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 Scientific Name: Antrodia cinnamomea

Antrodia cinnamomea T. T. Chang & W. N. Chou, Mycol. Res. 99: 756. 1995.

 Description: Basidiocarp resupinate, effused-reflexed, to more or less triquetrous, elongated to semicircular, may become subpendant and irregular, tightly attached by a broad lateral base, sterile in margin, corky to woody, with very bitter taste; upper surface at first with orange red, orange brown to light dinnamon resinous layer, becoming brown or blackish, glabrous, concentrically zoned, sulcate; margin obtuse, deflexed, undulate. Pores round to angular, 4-6 mm-1; pore surface orange red, orange brown to light cinnamon in young specimens, cream coloured to buff in old specimens. Context lacking or very thin, concolorous with pore surface. Tubes up to 40 mm long, not stratified, concolorous with the pore surface. Hyphal system dimitic, generative hyphae 2-3.5 μm with clamp connections, skeletal hyphae hyaline to light brown, up to 4.5 μm wide. Basidiospores cylindrical, sometimes slightly bent, 3.5-5.0 × 1.5-2 μm, hvaline smooth, IKI-.

Taiwan, Hsinchu: Chutung, alt. 1200 m, on rotten stem of Cinnamomum kanehirai, Oct 1992, TFRI 119. Taitung, alt. 1500 m, on rotten stem of C. kanehirai, Mar 2002, TFRI 1014.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.



Chang, T.T. and Chou, WN. 1995; 2004.


T. T. Chang

 Note: The red to light cinnamon, resupinate, effused-reflexed to pileate fruit bodies, the very bitter taste and the cylindrical basidiospores are diagnostic characteristics of the fungus.