Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Poriales 
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 Scientific Name: Polyporus brumalis

Polyporus brumalis Pers.: Fr., Syst. Mycol. 1: 348. 1821.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual, stipitate; stipe central, lighter colored than the pileus, up to 3.5 cm long and 5 mm wide; pileus usually solitary, sometimes several from a branched base, up to 5.5 cm in diam and 0.5 cm thick; upper surface bronze to purplish-brown, azonate, shiny, with clusters of short, stiff dark hairs; margin becoming reflexed, often appearing finely fringed or ciliate; pore surface whitish or ivory, glancing, smooth, the pores angular, 3-4 per mm, with thin dissepiments that become lacerate; context white, azonate, corky, up to 3 mm thick; tube layer ivory, slightly decurrent on the stipe, up to 2 mm thick. Hyphal system dimitic; generative hyphae thin-walled, hyaline, with clamps, occasionally branched, 4-10 μm in diam; binding hyphae hyaline, thick-walled, nonseptate, with swellings up to 12 μm in diam. Basidiospores cylindric, slightly curved, hyaline, smooth, IKI-, 6-8 × 2-2.5 μm.

Taiwan, Taoyuan : La-la-shan, alt. 1700 m, on fallen branch of hardwood, Mar 1994, TFRI 561; Jan 1994, TFRI 527.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.



Chang, TT. 1995.


T. T. Chang

 Note: The central stipitate basidiocarps with bronze to purplish brown pileus characterize the species.