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

Polyporus ciliatus Fr., Syst. Mycol. 1: 349. 1821.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual, pileate, centrally stipitate, applantate to umbilicate, up to 7 cm wide and 6 mm thick, margin thin, tough when fresh, hard when dry. Pileus smooth, glabrous or with very fine and pressed squamules, at the margin with ciliate hairs which wear away by age, light brown, darken with age to umber or blackish brown. Stipe round and central, up to 5 cm long, up to 8 mm in diameter, first finely floccose and light ochraceous, later glabrous except for the base where the hairs are more persistent, and the grayish to dirty brownish. Pore surface light cream when fresh, pale straw to tan when dry, pores 5-7 per mm, tubes concolorous, up to 2 mm deep and distinctly darker and denser than the context. Hyphal system dimitic, generative hyphae with clamps, 2-6 μm wide, context dominated of dendroid binding hyphae, thick walled to solid, up to 9 μm wide. Basidiospores allantoid to cylindrical, smooth, thin walled, hyaline and IKI-, 5-7.5 × 2 μm.

Taiwan, Hsinchu: La-la-shan, alt. 1700 m, on rotten hardwood, Apr 1993, TFRI458.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.

Widespread in the temperate zone of Eurasia.


Chang, TT. 1994b.


T. T. Chang

 Note: The species is closely to P. brumalis Pers: Fr., but this species has larger pores.