Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Polyporales 
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 Scientific Name: Phanerochaete granulata

Phanerochaete granulata Sheng H. Wu, Bot. Stu. 48: 328. 2008..

 Description: Basidiocarp resupinate, effuse, membranaceous, 40-100 μm thick in section (aculei excluded). Hymenial surface pale clay-colored, grandinioid, extensively cracked; aculei fairy crowded, 12-16 per mm, conical, or cylindrical with narrower apices, up to 100 μm high, up to 80 μm wide at base; margin thinning, concolorous, pruinose. Hyphal system monomitic; hyphae simple-septate. Subiculum composed of a 10-20 μm thick basal layer with compact texture, and a medullary layer with looser texture; hyphae colorless, often glued together in basal layer, more or less separable in medullary layer, 2.5-5 μm diam., generally slightly thick-walled, basal hyphae with walls up to 1 μm thick. Hymenium slightly thickening; hyphae mainly vertical, colorless, often glued together, 2-3.5 μm diam., thin- or slightly thick-walled. Cystidia lacking. Basidia narrowly clavate, 18-28 x 3.3-4.3 μm, 4-sterigmate. Basidiospores ellipsoid or narrowly ellipsoid, smooth, thin-walled, 3.7-4.5 x 2.2-2.7 μm, IKI-, CB-.

Taiwan. Chiayi: Yushan National Park, Nanhsi Forest Road, 23° 28’ N, 120°54’E, alt. 2,000 m, on branch of angiosperm, 07 Oct 1992, Wu 9210-51 (TNM), Wu 9210-57 (holotype, TNM).

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Wu, SH. 2007.


S. H. Wu

 Note: This species is characterized by having a grandinioid hymenial surface, a lack of cystidia, and small basidiospores. Phanerochaete deflectens (P. Karst.) Hjortstam is a European species with similar features. Its hymenial surface is smooth or minutely warted, while that of P. granulata is regularly grandinioid and the aculei are fairly crowded. Moreover, cystidia are present in P. deflectens, although few in the fruiting bodies (Eriksson et al., 1981).