Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Russulales 
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 Scientific Name: Peniophora scintillans

Peniophora scintillans G.H. Cunn., Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 83: 268. 1955.

 Description: Basidiocarp resupinate, effuse, adnate, membranaceous, 50-150 μm thick in section. Hymenial surface grayish yellow or grayish pink, smooth, sometimes cracked; margin fairly determinate, concolorous. Hyphal system essentially monomitic, some specimens with quasi-binding hyphae near substratum; generative hyphae nodose-septate. Subiculum fairly uniform, composed of a fairly thin basal layer, with compact texture; generative hyphae colorless or yellowish, glued together, 2-4 μm diam., usually slightly thick-walled; quasi-binding hyphae rarely present near substratum, colorless or yellowish, 0.5-1.5 μm diam. Hymenium thickening, with compact texture; hyphae colorless, mainly vertical, thin-walled, dextrinoid. Lamprocystidia numerous, immersed or emergent, overlapping in subhymenium, heavily encrusted, conical, colorless, slightly yellow or rarely slightly brown, 25-45 × 8-12 μm (encrustation included), with 1-2.5 μm thick walls. Gloeocystidia fairly few, colorless, cylindrical, tapering to narrow apices, 25-50 × 6-10 μm, thin-walled, SA-. Basidia subclavate, 25-33 × 5-6 μm, 4-sterigmate. Basidiospores broadly ellipsoid, smooth, thin-walled, (5-) 5.7-7 (-7.5) × 3.7-4.8 μm, IKI-, CB-.

Taiwan. Taipei: Kungliao, alt. 200 m, on branch of Lagerstroemia subcostata, 25 Nov 1990, Wu 901125-16 (TNM). Yangminshan, alt. 600 m, on branch of angiosperm, 13 Dec 1990, Wu 901213-13 (TNM). Nantou: Sun-Moon Lake, on branch of angiosperm, alt. 750 m, 26 Oct 1988, Wu 881026-21 (TNM). Taichung: Chiapaotai, alt. 900 m, on branch of angiosperm, 6 Dec 1991, Wu 911206-14 (TNM). Pintung: Kengting National Park, Changle, alt. 250 m, on branch of angiosperm, 20 Feb 1992, Wu 9202-36 (TNM).

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New Zealand (type locality), Madagascar, Réunion, and Taiwan.


Wu, SH. 2002.


S. H. Wu

 Note: P. scintillans has larger basidiospores than P. ovalispora. Cunningham (1963) reported spores for P. scintillans to be 6-7 × 3.5-4 μm. My measurements from the type specimen are similar, 6-7.5 × 3.5-4.5 μm. Stalpers and Buchanan (1991), based on the same specimen, found spores sizes to be 5.5-8 × 3.5-4.5 (-5) μm. The measurement provided by Boidin et al. (1991) for this species is slightly smaller (4.5-6 (-7) × 3.2-4.2 μm).