Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Poriales 
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 Scientific Name: Coriolopsis aspera

Coriolopsis aspera (Jungh.) Teng, True Fungi of China p.755. 1964.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual, solitary or imbricate, up to 8.0 cm broad, 5.5 cm wide and 2.0 cm thick, consistency hard when dry. Pileus dimidiate to flabelliform with a tapering base, flat to slightly convex, color dark fulvous, ferruginous, chestnut to reddish brown, usually with a distinct reddish tint, concentrically sulcate and ridged, radially striate with warts, and scrupose tuft of agglutinated hairs, most erect near the base. Pore surface fulvous to rusty brown often with an ashy grey tint, pores round, entire, 1-3 per mm, tubes concolorous, up to 7 mm long, margin often sterile. Context fulvous, rusty brown to umber, up to 10 mm thick. Hyphal system trimitic, generative hyphae, hyaline, thin-walled, up to 8 μm in diam. Binding hyphae irregular in outline, strongly branched or with a few long tapering branches, thick-walled, yellow to light brown, up to 6 μm in diam. Basidiospores cylindrical, hyaline, thin-walled, and IKI-, 9-12 × 3-4.5 μm.

Taiwan, Taitung : Taimali, alt. <100 m, on rotten wood, Jul 1991, TFRI 28. Nantou : Lanhuaichu, alt. 500 m, on rotten wood, Jul 1998, TFRI 862.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.



Chang, TT. 1992a


T. T. Chang

 Note: The fungus is recognized by its forked hairs on the pileus, usually in reddish brown color and rather large pores.