Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Hymenochaetales 
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 Scientific Name: Phylloporia bibulosa

Phylloporia bibulosa (Lloyd) Ryvarden, Norw. J. Bot. 19: 235. 1972..

Basionym: Polyporus bibulosus Lloyd, Lloyd Mycol. Writ. 7: 1329. 1924..

 Description: Basidiocarp pileate, sessile, single or imbricate, semicircular to circular, always around branches of living angiosperms, up to 4 cm wide, up to 1.5 cm thick at the base, spongy. Upper surface pale brown to brown, sulcate, with villose tomentum; margin obtuse. Tomentum up to 3 mm thick, separated from the context by a thin black zone, pale brown in section. Context very thin, almost invisible, light brown. Tubes up to 1 cm deep, corky-colored. Hymenial surface woody brown, poroid. Pores angular, 6-8 per mm. Hyphal system monomitic; hyphae simple-septate. Tomental hyphae brown, fairly straight, 4-8 μm diam., with 0.5-1 μm thick walls. Contextual hyphae brown, 2.5-5 μm diam., with 0.3-1 μm thick walls, quite often with secondary septa. Cystidia lacking. Basidia subclavate, constricted in the middle, 12-16 × 4.8-5.8 μm, 4-sterigmate. Basidiospores yellow to pale brown, narrowly ellipsoid, adaxially slightly concave, smooth, thin- or slightly thick-walled, 4-5 × 2.3-3 μm, IKI–, CB–.

Taiwan. Taitung: Green Island, Yutzu Lake, on branch of living Pouteria obovata, 21 Mar 1996, Chen 485 (TNM); 9 Apr 1998, Chen 779, Chen 782 (TNM); on root of angiosperm, 9 May 1998, Chen 761 (TNM).

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South Asia.


Wu, SH. 1998.


S. H. Wu

 Note: Description as above provided is based on features from specimens Chen 485, Chen 761, and Chen 779. Specimen Chen 782, however, has larger pores (4-6 per mm) and slightly smaller basidiospores (3.5-4.5 × 2-2.6 μm). Corner (1991) noted that the pores differ much among collections of this species according to his studies.