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

Phanerochaete stereoides Sheng H. Wu, Mycotaxon 54: 168. 1995..

 Description: Basidiocarp at first of orbicular patches, then effuse, ± adnate or separable, membranaceous, 150-300 μm thick in section. Hymenial surface pale grayish-brown, no distinct color changes in KOH, smooth, not cracked; margin white and filamentose when attached to substratum, but often separate from substratum and recurved, and concolorous in this condition. Hyphal system monomitic; hyphae simple-septate. Subiculum fairly uniform, composed of medullary layer, with ± dense texture; hyphae ± horizontal, moderately ramified, distinct, sometimes fairly straight, brown, 3-6 μm diam., with 0.5-2 μm thick walls. Subhymenium differentiated from subiculum, somewhat thickening, with compact texture; hyphae vertical, hyaline, much narrower than those of subiculum, thin-walled. Cystidia projecting for approximately half their lengths, hyaline, sparsely covered with crystals, nearly cylindrical but somewhat median- swollen and tapering towards apices, 60-75 × 5-7 μm, thin-walled. Basidia narrowly clavate or clavate, 26-36 × 5-7 μm, 4-sterigmate. Basidiospores narrowly ellipsoid, adaxially flattened or slightly concave, smooth, thin-walled, sometimes with several oil-drops, (6-) 6.5-8 × 3.2-4 μm, IKI–, CB–.

Taiwan. Taipei: Kungliao, alt. 200 m, on branch of angiosperm, 25 Jul 1991, Lin 523 (holotype: TNM).

 Habitat: null



Wu, SH. 1995.


S. H. Wu

 Note: This species is similar to Phanerochaete monomitica by the nature of brown subicular hyphae, and the almost same sized basidiospores. Two major differences are: First, hymenial surface of P. monomitica is usually cracked, but it is not cracked in the well-developed type specimen of P. stereoides. Secondly, P. monomitica totally lacks the projecting thin-walled and hyaline cystidia, whereas these features are present in P. stereoides.