Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Poriales 
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 Scientific Name: Hexagonia tenuis

Hexagonia tenuis (Hook.) Fr., Epicr. Syst. Mycol., P. 498. 1838.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual to perennial, solitary or in clusters, pileate, some almost stipitate, 2-5 cm broad and wide and 1-3 mm thick. Pileus dimidiate, flabelliform to semicircular, flat whin fresh, often bent when dry, upper surface glabrous, concentrically zoned, ochraceous, to pale snuff-brown, even sepia. Pore surface snuff-brown, hazel to milky-coffee, often with a grayish to ashy-bluish tint, pores angular to hexagonal, very variable, mostly 0.5-2 per mm, tubes up to 2 mm long. Context 0.1-1 mm thick, dark brown, rusty-brown to hazel. Hyphal system trimitic, generative hyphae clamped, hyaline and thin-walled, 1.5-3 μm wide, often collapsed. Skeletal hyphae yellow to plae brown, thick- walled with a distinct lumen, 3-7 μm in diam. Binding hyphae hyaline, thick-walled with indistinct lumen, 3-6 μm wide. Basidiospores cylindrical, hyaline, thin-walled, smooth, 14-20 × 4.5-6.5 μm, IKI-.

Taiwan, Chiai : Tapan, alt. 1200m, on dead hardwood, Nov 1991, TFRI 147. Kaohsiung : Liukuei, alt.700 m, Nov 1991, TFRI 143. Taichung : Tungshih, alt. 300m, May 1992, TFRI 325.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.



Chang, TT. 1994a.


T. T. Chang.

 Note: The thin basidiocarps with larger and shadow pores is recognized by the species.