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 Add this item to the list   Scotoderma viride (Berk.) Jülich, comb. nov.
   
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Remarks (internal):Only the type collection was available for study. In this the basidia and spores are badly collapsed and difficult to delineate. Fresh material is necessary to verify colour and dimensions of the basidia. The type specimen is slightly overgrown by a small-spored hyphomycete with very narrow hyphae, which can be seen also within some of the basidia. 
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Description:Scotoderma viride (Berk.) Jülich, comb. nov.
Corticium viride Berk. in Hooker, Bot. Antarct. Voy. II. Fl. Novae-Zeal., II. Flowerl. Pl. 184. 1855 (basionym). - Coniophora viridis (Berk.) Sacc., Syll. Fung. 6: 649. 1888 („Cooke").
Fruit body effused, smooth, soft-membranaceous, about 0.2 mm thick, cracked when dry; hymenial surface even, medium brown tinged with olive-green (Munsell between 10YR 4/4 and 3/3; Locquin Y60 G30 M40), the subiculum (as seen in the fissured part of the specimen) pale brown; margin pale brown, about 0.5-1 mm broad, thinly matted-tomentose.
Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae yellowish brown, thin- to slightly thick-walled (c. 0.3-0.4 µm), with clamps, only in the subhymenial region some secondary septa lacking clamps, not incrusted with granules or crystals, about 2.5-4 (-4.6) µm in diam.; in some hyphae the cytoplasma turning brown in KOH; cystidia and gloeocystidia lacking. Basidia large, yellowish, broadly cylindrical to almost clavate, 80-120 x 13-23 µm, often at the base ± abruptly constricted to about the same diameter as the supporting hyphae (like a "podobasidium"), but also exhibiting features of a "pleurobasidium" (here of course in larger dimensions) in that the cylindrical basal part of the basidia occasionally produces a lateral swelling; obviously always clamped at the base; darkening in KOH-solution; with 4 large sterigmata about 8-11 x 2.3-3.1 µm, slightly curved inwards. Spores broadly ellipsoid to subglobose, at first sight smooth, but in fact very finely roughened, yellowish to pale brown in water and weak KOH-solution, but in the latter soon (after 10-20 min.) darkening to blackish brown, 13-16 x 12-14 µm, slightly thick-walled (0.4-0.8 µm), non-cyanophilous; with a prominent, large apiculus, about 2.5 x 2 µm, hyaline to only slightly yellowish.
Material studied : "Corticium viride. New Zealand. COLENSO". "Herb. Mycol. M. C. Cooke 1885", on bark, type collection (K).
 
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