Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Poriales 
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 Scientific Name: Grifola rosularis

Grifola rosularis Cunn., N. Z. D. S. I. R. Bull. 164: 90. 1965.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual, brittle, compound, rosulate, of numerous pilei united to a common base. Pilei simple or branched, spatulate, digitate, or urceolate, 2-8 cm wide, 1-5mm thick, attached by a broad base; pileus surface cream, becoming alutaceous, irregular, radiately sulcate, finely tomentose; margin reddish-brown, or concolorous, acute, or rounded, horny, lobed or crenate; hymenial surface decurrent, cream or alutaceous. Pores straw color, 4-5 per mm, up to 1.5 mm deep. Context straw color, 1-2mm thick, of radiately arranged mainly parallel hyphae. Hyphal system monomitic, generative hyphae 6-8 μm in diam, septate, branched, with large clamp connections. Basidiospores broadly obovate to tear shaped, 4.5-7.0 × 3.5-4 μm, smooth, hyaline, IKI-.

Taiwan, Nantou:Nengkao, alt. 2,000 m, on stem of Elaeocarpus japonicus Sieb et Zucc., Sep 1991, TFRI83. Hsinchu:Kuanwu, alt. 2,000 m, on stem of E. japonicus, Jan 1992, TFRI189.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.

New Zealand, Taiwan.


Chang, TT. 1994b.


T. T. Chang.

 Note: The brittle, compound, rosulate and numerous pilei from a common base make the species distinctive in the field.