velosa at CINENET.NET
Mon Jun 16 02:11:12 EST 1997
I recently found a polypore that I haven't even be able to get to genus
and am hoping that someone can help with. I've attached a reasonably
detailed description below. I still have the dried specimen. One
particular feature I've had trouble with is telling if it has a mono-,
di- or trimitic hyphal system. Any suggestions on how to make this
description by Nathan Wilson 6/3/97
collected by Nathan Wilson 6/1/97
Somewhere in the 'Aphyllophorales' probably in the "Polyporaceae & Allies"
Location: Pacific Palisades, Ca
Habitat: Lawn within 2' of a Eucalyptus.
Quantity: One fresh specimen in excellect condition.
Entire collection a single fused mass 70-09mm across, 60mm tall.
Collection a strongly fused cluster of more or less distinct funnel-shaped
fruiting bodies. Each fruting body with a more or less distinct stipe.
Hymenium poroid and restricted to the undersurface of the fruiting body.
The upper surface with a very fine tomentum. When fresh the edges of the
funnels are very light pink with the color intensifying towards the
center. The color at the center is a browinsh rosy tone. Hymenium
lighter than the upper surface, but still distinctly pinkish. Drying
darker. The tomentum on the upper surface is white or very pale pink.
Pores variable is size and shape, apparently becoming larger and more
irregularly shaped in age. The pores near the edge smaller (3 or 4/mm) those
closer to the base larger (1mm - 2mm x up to 4mm). When fresh pores are pale
pink, becoming browner with drying.
Flesh very tough, but pliable.
Stipe covered with fine tomentum like the upper surface.
Taste mild. Old distinct and on the moldy side of pleasant. Becoming
sweeter and more pleasant with drying.
Spore print white.
Spore smooth, broadly ellipsoid (4-4.5um x 5-6um), hyaline, inamyloid.
Clamp connections distinct and abundant.
Cystidia present intermixed with the basidia.
Hyphae are probably dimitic. There appear to be two distinct types of
hyphae. Longer straight strands that take dye (Phloxine and Congo Red)
more strongly than the other more meandering strands. However, a number of
clamped septae were observed with one side taking the dye strongly, but the
other side not. A distinct layer of strongly parallel hyphae were observed
that appear to be between the hymenium and the hyphae that make up the upper
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