Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Poriales 
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 Scientific Name: Trametes lactinea

Trametes lactinea (Berk.) Pat., Essai Tax. p.92. 1900.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual to perennial, solitary to more rarely imbricate, pileate, broadly to narrowly attached, 1-12 cm broad and wide, and 0.2-1.5 cm thick, corky to woody, pileus dimidiate to semicircular, applanate, soft and velvety to touch, with age becoming warted or with irregular outgrowths especially near the base, mostly azonate, somewhat radially striate, but usually not distinct, first white to cream, becoming ochraceous to tan. Pore surface cream, ochraceous to pale fulvous, pores round to angular, 1.5-3 per mm. Context 2-10 mm thick, cream, ochraceous to pale fulvous. Hyphal system trimitic, generative hyphae clamped, hyaline, 1-4 μm in diam. Skeletal hyphae abundant, hyaline to pale yellow, 3-8 μm wide. Binding hyphae also abundant, hyaline to pale yellow, 1-7 μm in diam, often with short, tapering branches. Basidiospores cylindrical-ellipsoid, 4-7.5 × 2.2-3 μm, smooth, hyaline, IKI-.

Taiwan, Kaohsiung: Liukuei, alt. 700 m, on rotten stem of hardwood, Apr 1992, TFRI 290. Kimmen: Kimmen, alt. <100 m, on rotten stem of hardwood, Apr 1992, TFRI 306.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.



Chang, TT. 1994a


T. T. Chang

 Note: The fungus is recognized by the azonate and cream pileus, the thick basidiocarps and the relatively large pores. It is close to T. orientalis.