Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Platygloeales 
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 Scientific Name: Helicogloea contorta

Helicogloea contorta Baker, Mycologia 38: 634. 1936..

 Description: Basidiocarp resupinate, cottony, up to 300 μm thick. Hymenial surface smooth, whitish, not cracked; margin fairly determinate, concolorous, slightly byssoid-filamentose. Hyphal system monomitic; hyphae nodose-septate. Subiculum with fairly dense texture, horizontal near substratum, variously oriented elsewhere, colorless, 2.5-5 μm diam, with 0.5-1.5 μm thick walls. Hyphal ends of the hymenium contorted. Cystidia lacking. Basidia clavate, 10-13 μm wide, up to ca. 60 μm long, divided by transverse septa into 3-4 cells. Basidiospores ellipsoid, adaxially slightly concave, smooth, thin-walled, 12-15 × 7-9 μm, IKI-, CB-.

Taiwan. Taipei: Yangminshan, alt. 350 m, on branch of Acacia confusa, 1 Jul 1988, Wu 880701-11 (TNM).

 Habitat: null

Iowa State of USA and Taiwan.


Wu, SH. 1993.


S. H. Wu

 Note: The studied specimen represents the second collection for this species.