Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Poriales 
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 Scientific Name: Earliella scabrosa

Earliella scabrosa (Pers.) Gilbn. & Ryv., Mycotaxon 22: 364. 1985.

 Description: Basidiocarp resupinate, effused reflexed to more rarely distinctly pileate, often widely effused as shelflike, tough and coriaceous, upper surface glabrous, zoned, at first white to cream, soon covered by a reddish cuticle starting from the base, individual pilei up to 1 cm thick at the base. Pore surface white to cork colored, pores angular to semidaedaleoid, especially on sloping parts of the basidiocarp, 2-3 per mm, but individual elongated pores up to 6 mm long, tubes concolorous, up to 5 mm deep, context white, tough up to 3 mm thick, in section with a distinct dark line where covered with the reddish to bay colored cuticle. Hyphal system trimitic, generative hyphae with clamps, thin-walled, 1.5-4 μm wide, skeletal hyphae dominate, thick-walled to solid, hyaline, 3-6 μm wide, binding hyphae as skeletal hyphae but branched. Basidiospores cylindrical to oblong ellipsoid, thin-walled and hyaline, IKI-, 8-12.5 × 3.5-5 μm.

Taiwan, Taipei : Taipei, alt. <100 m, on rotten stem of Ficus microcarpa, Jul 1991, TFRI 29. Taichung : Tungshih, 300 m, on rotten wood, Jun 1992, TFRI373.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.

Widespread in tropics and subtropics.


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


T. T. Chang

 Note: This species is recognized by the effused-reflexed, tough basidiospores with a reddish cuticle and irregular, elongated and sinuous pores.