Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Stereales 
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 Scientific Name: Xylobolus frustulatus

Xylobolus frustulatus (Pers. : Fr.) Boidin, Revue Mycol. 23: 341. 1958.

 Description: Basidiocarp perennial, woody, resupinate to effused-reflexed, stratose, adnate, up to 5.5 mm thick, light brown to brown or yellowish brown. Hymenial surface cream, pale yellowish cream to yellow-ochre, smooth, deeply creviced to almost broken forming polygonal to irregular frustules, the frustules remain attached to the substratum by a narrow base and continue to grow as a result of which the margin becomes slightly raised. Context light brown to or yellowish brown. Hyphal system dimitic; generative hyphae 2-3.5 μm in diam, clamps absent, thin-walled subhyaline; skeletal hyphae 3-5 μm in diam, light brown and thick-walled. Acanthophyses 5-8 μm in diameter, clavate to clavate-cylindrical, with numerous spines, especially in the upper 1/2 part, the walls thin to slightly thick, subhyaline to pale brown. Basidiospores ellipsoid, shortly apiculate, thin-walled, subhyaline, smooth, amyloid, 4-4.5 × 2.5-3 μm.

Taiwan, Taichung:Wuling, alt. 1500 m, on rotten hardwood, Mar 1992, TFRI 277.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing white rot of wood.



Chang, TT. 1993b.


T. T. Chang

 Note: This species is characterized by acanthophyses with numerous spines, especially in the upper 1/2 part.