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

Polyporus moluccensis (Mont.) Ryv., Mycotaxon 38: 84. 1990.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual, solitary or several pilei from the same base, up to 8 cm across and 2-4 mm thick, coriaceous. Pileus flabelliform, spathulate to dimidiate, upper surface flat to convex, often depressed near the stipe, straw coloured, pale chestnut or bay, strongly radiate-stiate from base to margin, in thin, narrow and darker lines, first very fine tomentum, then glabrous, but in more persistent towards the base and on the upper side of the stipe. Stipe up to 5 mm in diam and up to 1 cm long, concolorous with the pilear surface, often with decurrent pore layer below. Pore layer concolorous with the pileus hexagonal to radially elongated, 1-4 pores per mm. Context up to 1 mm thick. Hyphal system dimitic, generative hyphae hyaline, thick-walled and with simple septa. Basidiospores cylindrical, 6-8.5 × 2-3 μm, hyaline, thin-walled, IKI-.

Taiwan, Kaohsiung : Liukuei, alt. 700 m, on dead stem of Aleurites fordii, Apr 1992, TFRI 282. Taichung : Tungshih, alt. 300 m, on stem of hardwood, May 1992, TFRI 308, TFRI 312, TFRI 326.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.

Paleotropics, Africa, Taiwan.


Chang, TT. 1994a.


T. T. Chang

 Note: Surface of pileus having strongly radiate-striate from base to margin characterizes the fungus.