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

Phanerochaete lamprocystidiata Sheng H. Wu, Mycotaxon 90: 426 2004..

 Description: Basidiocarp resupinate, at first forming orbicular patches, then becoming effuse, ceraceous, corneous when dried, 80-280 μm thick in section. Hymenial surface white, grayish white, yellowish white or grayish yellow, smooth, cracked when old; margin fairly determinate, concolourous, usually separative or rolled off from substratum when old. Hyphal system monomitic; hyphae simple-septate. Subiculum with compact texture, composed of a thick and distinct basal layer, up to ca. 150 μm thick; hyphae horizontal, colourless, glued together and almost inseparable, 3-5 μm diam., with 0.5-1 μm thick walls. Hymenium can be thickening; hyphae colourless, 2-4 μm diam., thin-walled. Lamprocystidia mostly immersed, arising from basal layer close to hymenium, or from hymenial layer, terminal or pleural, subulate, colourless, 30-70 × 10-18 μm (with encrustation), with 1-3 μm thick walls. Basidia narrowly clavate, 30-50 × 5.3-6.3 μm, 4-sterigmate. Basidiospores broadly ellipsoid, smooth, thin-walled, (5-) 5.5-7.5 (-8) × 3.8-4.8 μm, IKI–, CB–.

Taiwan. Taipei: Yangminshan, alt. 400 m, on branch of angiosperm, 24 Jul 1991, Wu 910724-10 (TNM), 910724-14 (TNM); National Taiwan University, on branch of Melaleuca leucadendron, 17 Oct 1999, Wu 9910-1 (TNM); on branch of Koelreuteria henryi, 23 Dec 2001, Wu 0112-41 (TNM). Miaoli: Tahu, Shuiliutung, alt. 250 m, on branch of angiosperm, 13 Nov 2000, Chen 1018 (holotype: TNM; isotype: K).

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Wu, SH. 2004.


S. H. Wu

 Note: Phanerochaete lamprocystidiata is characterized in having white to cream basidiocarps, which have fairly tough consistency. Microscopically, it has a distinct basal layer of compact texture, and bears distinct lamprocystidia. This species is fairly common in subtropical and tropical Taiwan, grows on dead wood of angiosperm. Phanerochaete lamprocystidiata resembles P. flavidoalba (Cooke) Rattan in having dense texture of basidiocarps, lamprocystidia and similar-sized basidioapores. Phanerochaete lamprocystidiata generally has whitish hymenial surface, while that of P. flavidoalba is yellow-buff. Phanerochaete lamprocystidiata has a distinct and thick basal layer, and that of P. flavidoalba is thin and sometimes indistinct.