Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Poriales 
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 Scientific Name: Skeletocutis lilacina

Skeletocutis lilacina A. David & J. Keller, Mycol. Helvetica 1: 128. 1984.

 Description: Basidiocarp resupinate, annual, circular to orbicular, up to 2.0 mm thick. Pore surface lilac with a grayish tint, pores angular, 5-6 per mm; subiculum pale brownish, dense and cartilaginous in lower part, with a thin cottony white layer next to the substrate. Tube layer concolorous with pore surface, up to 1 mm thick. Hyphal system dimitic; generative hyphae with clamps, 2.5-4 μm diam, skeletal hyphae only in the trama, hyaline, thick-walled, nonseptate, 2-4 μm diam. Basidia clavate to subcylindric, 4- sterigmate, 11-15 × 5-7 μm, with a basal clamp. Basidiospores lunate to allantoid, hyaline, smooth, thin-walled, 3.5-5×0.7-1 μm, IKI-.

Taiwan, Kaohsiung : Liukuei, on fallen trunk of Taxus mairei, Nov 1996, TFRI781

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.

Europe, North America, Taiwan.


Chang, TT and Fu, CS. 1998.


T. T. Chang

 Note: The annual resupinate basidiocarps with lilac to grayish tint pore surface characterize the fungus.