Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Poriales 
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 Scientific Name: Physisporinus vitreus

Physisporinus vitreus (Pers.:Fr.) Karst., Finl. Basidsv. p. 324. 1889.

 Description: Basidiocarp resupinate, widely effused, up to 5 mm thick, waxy and soft when fresh, hard and cartilaginous when dry; pore surface white to bluish white and translucent when fresh, ochraceous to pale pinkish brown when dry, pores round to angular, 4-6 per mm; tubes up to 4 mm deep, concolorous with pore surface; context 2-4 mm thick, dense, pale brown when dry. Hyphal system monomitic, simple-septate, 2-6 μm wide. Fusoid cystidioles present, 15-22 × 5-6. 5μm, generative hyphae simple-septate at the base. Basidiospores ovoid to globose, hyaline, thin-walled, IKI-, often with an oildrop, 4.5-6 × 4-5.5 μm.

Taiwan, Taoyuan : La-la-shan, alt. 1600 m, on stem of Chamaecyparis formosensis, Mar 1994, TFRI 563.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.

Europe, North America, Taiwan.


Chang, TT. 1996a.


T. T. Chang

 Note: The fungus has a distinct bluish, semi translucent basidiocarp when actively growing.