Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Poriales 
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 Scientific Name: Rigidoporus lineatus

Rigidoporus lineatus (Pers.) Ryv., Norw. J. Bot. 19: 236. 1972.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual, pileate, seldom resupinate, solitary or imbricate, sessile, substipitate. Pileus dimidiate, flabelliform to spathulate, concentrically zonate-sulcate, pinkish buff to reddish-brown and velutinate, later wood-coloured, darker-brown and glabrous, radially striate. Pore surface bright orange-red, pores round to angular, 6-9 per mm. Tubes darker. Context white to wood-coloured, radially fibrous. Hyphal system monomitic; generative hyphae with simple septa, thin-walled, hyaline to golden, up to 8.0 μm wide. Cystidia rare to abundant, club-shaped, 30-210 × 10-20 μm, with thickened walls, smooth or apically encrusted. Basidiospores subglobose to globose, hyaline to yellowish, thin-walled and smooth, 4.5-6 × 4-5 μm, IKI-.

Taiwan, Taipei:Taipei Botanic Garden, on fallen trunk of Pinus sp., Nov 1995, TFRI 678.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.

Widespread in America, Asia and Africa.


Chang, TT and Fu, CS. 1998.


T. T. Chang

 Note: The fungus has encrusted cystidia and slightly larger basidiospores compared to R. microporus.