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

Helicogloea globispora Sheng H. Wu & Z.C. Chen, Karstenia 40: 195. 2001..

 Description: Basidiocarp resupinate, white, hypochnoid-floccose, 80-150 μm thick; margin concolorous, thinning, arachnoid. Hymenial surface smooth. Subiculum with moderately loose texture; hyphae nodose-septate, colourless, horizontal near the substratum, somewhat vertical elsewhere, 2-4 μm diam., thin-walled, basal hyphae slightly thick-walled. Cystidia lacking. Probasidia pleural, or terminal but usually bearing a lateral branch, subclavate or cylindrical, 20-55 x 3.5-8.5 μm, usually guttulate. Hypobasidia usually pleural, cylindrical, 60-75 x 6-9 μm, transversely 3-septate; sterigmata subulate, up to 9 x 2.3 μm. Basidiospores globose- subglobose, colorless, smooth, thin-walled, 9-12.5 x 8.5-11.5 μm, guttulate, bearing a distinct apiculus.

Taiwan. Taipei: Yangminshan National Park, Luchiaokenghsi Ecological Reserve, alt. 300 m, on rotten branch of angiosperm, 23 Oct 1999, Wu 9910-7 (holotype, TNM).

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Wu, SH. and Chen, Z.C. 2001.


S. H. Wu

 Note: Helicogloea globispora has hypochnoid-floccose basidiomes and nodose-septate hyphae, which correspond with the concept of the subgenus Saccoblastia. This species is allied to H. spaerospora (A. M?ller) Lowy, owing to the globose basidiospores of both species. However, the latter has smaller basidiospores of 6-8 μm diam., according to M?ller (1895).