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

Polyporus melanopus Fr., Syst. Mycol. 1:347. 1821.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual, stipitate, terrestrial; stipe central, simple, blackish and velvety above, dark brownish-black and glabrous below, up to 12 cm long and 2 cm thick. Pilei circular, solitary, up to 8 cm in diam, and 0.5 cm thick. Upper surface reddish-brown to smoky; margin concolorous, often undulating or reflexed. Pore surface whitish, the pores circular to angular, 5-7 per mm, with thick. Context white, azonate, firm, up to 5 mm thick. Tube layer slightly darker, up to 0.5 mm thick. Hyphal system dimitic; generative hyphae hyaline, thin-walled, with clamps, rarely branched, 3-5 μm in diam; binding hyphae hyaline, thick-walled, nonseptate, with occasional branching, 2-5 μm in diam; fusoid cystidioles present, 16-21 × 4-5 μm with a basal clamp. Basidiospores cylindric, hyaline, smooth, IKI-, 7-9 × 3-3.5 μm.

Taiwan, Yilan:Yuanshan, alt. 600 m, on rotten wood, Jul 1992, TFRI 420.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.



Chang, TT. 1993b.


T. T. Chang

 Note: The fungus is characterized by its central and blackish stipe.