Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Poriales 
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 Scientific Name: Bjerkandera adusta

Bjerkandera adusta (Wild.:Fr.) P. Karst., Medd. Soc. Fauna Fl. Fenn. 5: 38. 1879.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual, resupinate, effused-reflexed to pileate, often with imbricate; pilei up to 3-5cm wide, up to 4 mm thick at the base, soft and pliable when fresh, hard and brittle when dry; pilear surface white to cream, becoming greyish to blackish azonate first finely velutious, later smooth to finely scrupose; pore surface grey to black, pores round to angular, 4-6 per mm, tubes grey to black, up to 2 mm long; context white and fibrous, up to 3 mm thick at the base. Hyphal system monomitic; generative hyphae with clamps, hyaline with small to large conspicuous clamps, moderately branched, 2-8 μm wide. Basidiospores oblong-ellipsoid, 4-5.5 × 2.5-3 μm.

Taiwan, Kinmen: Kinmen,<100 m, on rotten hardwood, Apr 1992, TFRI 304. Ilan:Fushan, 650 m, on rotten La-la-shan, hardwood Mar 1992, TFRI 261.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.



Chang, TT. 1993a; Nunez, M and Ryvarden, L. 2000.


T. T. Chang

 Note: The white pilei with blackish pore surface are easy to recognize.