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

Coriolopsis telfarii (KL.) Ryv., Norw. J. Bot. 19:230. 1972.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual, solitary or imbricate, in some cases fused laterally to elongated lobed, broadly attached to dimidiate, flabelliform to reniform or semicircular, applanate, up to 12 cm wide, 8 cm long, 2-10 mm thick. Pileus variably covered with antlerlike, forked hairs, 1-5 mm long, ochraceous to fulvous slightly concentric zonate, mostly strongly radially striate, with few hairs or when the hairs agglutinate or wear away with age. Pore surface wood coloured to ochraceous, pale fulvous in old specimens, pores angular, thin-walled 1-2 per mm, in older specimens becoming lacerate and dentate to almost irpicoid in part as some pores grow stronger than others, in such cases from 1-3 mm wide. Hyphal system trimitic, generative hyaline and thin-walled, with clamps, 2-4 μm in diam, skeletal hyphae thick-walled, hyaline, yellow to almost golden, 3-7 μm wide, binding hyphae irregular, hyaline to slightly yellowish, 1.5-4 μm wide. Basidiospores cylindrical, hyaline, smooth and thin-walled, 8-11.5 × 3-4.5 μm, IKI-.

Taiwan, Kinmen : Kinmen, alt. <100 m, on rotten wood of Casuarina sp., Oct 1991, TFRI 130.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.

Paleotropical species.


Chang, TT. 1992b; Nunez, M and Ryvarden, L. 2000.


T. T. Chang

 Note: The fungus is easily recognized by the antler-like and forked hairs on the pileus and the large, almost irpicoid pores.