Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Poriales 
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 Scientific Name: Nigroporus vinosus

Nigroporus vinosus (Berk.) Murr., Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 32: 361. 1905.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual, pileate, broadly attached to dimitiate, semicircular to elongated along the substratum, up to 4cm wide and 6mm thick, rigid and brittle when dry, coriaceous when fresh. Upper surface first felted to velutinate, pale violaceous to vinaceous brown, becoming glabrous and purplish brown to dark violet, azonate or with distinct narrow sulcate zones, margin sharp. Pore surface purplish brown to dark violet, pores 7-8 per mm. Tubes concolorous with pore surface, up to 2mm deep. Context umber to vinaceous brown, often paler with age. Hyphal system dimitic, generative hyphae with clamps, 2-4 μm in diam, skeletal hyphae thick-walled to solid, 2-6 μm in diam, straight and unbranched. Basidiospores allantoid to cylindrical, hyaline, IKI-, 3.5-4.5 × 1-1.5 μm.

Taiwan, Taichung:Tungshih, alt. 300-400 m, on dead stem of hardwood, May 1992,TFRI 322.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.



Chang, TT. 1994b.


T. T. Chang

 Note: The thin, purplish to violet basidiomes with relatively small pores distinguish the species in the field.