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

Skeletocutis nivea (Jungh.) Keller., Persoonia 10: 353. 1979.

 Description: Basidiocarp effused-reflexed or often resupinate, dimidiate, up to 2.5 cm wide; upper surface white to cream color, azonate, glabrous; pore surface white to cream, glancing, the pores circular to angular, 7-10 per mm; context white, up to 4 mm thick; tube layer white to pale buff, up to 2 mm thick. Hyphal system trimitic; generative hyphae thin-walled, nodose-septate, 2-3.5 μm wide; skeletal hyphae thick-walled, aseptate, with rare branching, 3-5 μm wide; binding hyphae developing from lateral branches on generative hyphae, thick-walled, much branched, nonseptate, 1.5-2 μm wide. Hyphal pegs abundant. Basidiospores allantoid, hyaline, smooth, IKI-, 3-5 × 0.5-1 μm.

Taiwan, Taipei : Fushan, alt. 900 m, on stem of hardwood, Feb 1994, TFRI 580.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.

Circumglobal species in temperate forest regions.


Chang, TT. 1996a.


T. T. Chang

 Note: The small pores, glancing pore surface and narrow spores are distinguished characters of S. nivea.