Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Poriales 
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 Scientific Name: Trichaptum abietinum

Trichaptum abietinum (Dicks.: Fr.) Ryv., Norw. J. Bot. 19: 237. 1972.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual, usually effused-reflexed, sometimes sessile or resupinate, pilei solitary or imbricate, up to 1.5 × 5 × 0.2 cm; upper surface gray, hirsute, azonate. Pore surface bright purplish, fading to ochraceous, rough, the pores angular, 4-6 per mm, entire dissepiments that become thin and lacerate. Context 1 cm thick. Tube layer concolourous with context, up to 1.5 mm thick. Hyphal system dimitic, skeletal hyphae thick-walled, hyaline, with rare branching, nonseptate, 2.5-5 μm in diam, generative hyphae thin-walled, hyaline, rarely branched, with clamps, 2-4 μm in diam. Cystidia abundant, usually capitately encrusted, embedded or projecting to 15 μm 4-7 μm in diam, arising from embedded tramal skeletal hyphae that curve out into the hymenium, hyphal pegs also present. Basidiospores cylindric, slightly curved, hyaline, smooth, IKI-, 6-7.5 × 2.5-3 μm.

Taiwan, Taipei : Hsiaokotou, alt. 300 m, on decayed coniferous wood., May 1991, TFRI18. Taichung: Wuling, alt. 1800 m, ond decayed coniferous wood, Aug 1991, TFRI 49.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.

Circumpolar throughout the coniferous forest regions.


Chang, TT. 1992a.


T. T. Chang

 Note: The effused-reflexed basidiocarps with purplish color and lacerate pores is characterized.