Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Russulales 
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 Scientific Name: Gloiothele lactescens

Gloiothele lactescens (Berk.) Hjortstam, Windahlia 17: 58. 1987.

Basionym: Thelephora lactescens Berk. in Smith, Eng. Fl. 5: 169. 1836.

 Description: Basidiocarp resupinate, effuse, adnate, subceraceous or ceraceous, 100-300 μm thick in section. Hymenial surface light yellow to pale yellow, smooth, occasionally cracked; margin thinning, paler or white, pruinose. Hyphal system monomitic; hyphae simple-septate. Subiculum indistinctly bi-layered, composed of basal layer and medullary layer; hyphae colorless, 1.5-3 μm diam., thin-walled. Basal layer with compact texture; hyphae mainly horizontal, usually agglutinated. Medullary layer with somewhat loose texture; hyphae variously oriented. Hymenium thickening, with dense texture. Gloeocystidia numerous, colorless or slightly yellow, tubular, somewhat flexuous, up to ca. 160 μm long, 6-10 μm diam., slightly thick-walled, SA+. Hyphidia present. Basidia narrowly clavate, sometimes irregularly swollen, guttulate, 40-55 × 6-7 μm, 4-sterigmate. Basidiospores broadly ellipsoid, adaxially flattened, smooth, thin-walled, guttulate, (5.5-) 6-7.5 (-8) × 4.5-5 μm, IKI slightly bluish black, CB–.

Taiwan. Taipei: National Taiwan University campus, on decorticated trunk of Ficus microcarpa, 12 May 1988, Wu 880512-1 (TNM). Taipei: Kungliao, alt. 200 m, on branch of angiosperm, 25 Nov 1990, Wu 901125-6 (TNM). Kaohsiung: Liukuei, Sanping, alt. 750 m, on decorticated branch of angiosperm, 21 Dec 1993, Wu 9312-9 (TNM).

 Habitat: null

Pantemperate and subtropical.


Wu, SH. 1996.


S. H. Wu

 Note: This species is widely distributed in many temperate and subtropical regions of the world (Freeman 1978). The collections from Taiwan were made only from the lowland subtropical belt. Nakasone (1990) reported that different mycologists have described different cultural features for G. lactescens, suggesting that two different taxa may be present under the name G. lactescens.