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

Trametes versicolor (L.: Fr.) Pilát, Atl. Champ. Eur. 3: 261. 1936.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual, pileate or effused-reflexed, dimidiate, often imbricate; pilear surface highly variable in colour, with sharply contrasted concentric zones of various shades of brown, buff, reddish brown, velutinate to tomentose; pore surface cream, tough-fibrous, up to 5 mm thick. Hyphal system trimitic; generative hyphae with clamps, thin-walled, 2.5-3 μm wide; skeletal hyphae hyaline, thick-walled, 4-6 μm wide; binding hyphae hyaline, thick-walled, much branched, 2-4 μm wide. Basidia clavate, 15-20 × 4-5 μm, with four sterigmata. Basidiospores cylindrical, slightly allantoid, smooth, hyaline, 5-6 × 1.5-2 μm.

Taiwan, Nantou:Lileng, alt. 2000 m, on rotten wood, Aug 1991 TFRI 62. Taipei:Wulai, alt. 300 m, on rotten wood, Sep 1991 TFRI 153.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.



Chen, ZC. 1976; Nunez, M and Ryvarden, L. 2000.


T. T. Chang

 Note: Basidiocarps of T. versicolor are extremely variable in the color surface charaters.