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Page number:190 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Albatrellus cristatus (Fr.) Kotl. & Pouzar, Ceska Mykol. 11:154, 1957. - Polyporus cristatus Fr., Syst. Mycol. 1:356, 1821.
Basidiocarps annual, stipitate, solitary to confluent, pileus circular or lobed, up to 13 cm wide and 1.5 cm thick; pilear surface brownish to yellowish-green or olivaceous, azonate, finely tomentose or with appressed tufts of hyphae, usually areolate to squamulose, margin concolorous, undulate; stipe central or eccentric, greenish to buff, up to 4 cm long and 1.5 cm thick; pore surface white to yellowish or greenish yellow when fresh, becoming pinkish and eventually distinctly reddish when dried, pores circular to angular, 2-4 per mm, with thick dissepiments that become thin and lacerate with age, tubes becoming pale reddish in dried specimens, distinct from context, up to 6 mm long, sometimes separated by a thin, darker layer; context cream-coloured to pinkish buff, fleshy when fresh, drying firm and friable, up to 1 cm thick.
Hyphal system monomitic; generative hyphae simple-septate, turning pale red in KOH, in the trama 2.5-4.5 µm wide, with occasional branching, thin- to moderately thick-walled, contextual hyphae thin- to thick-walled, with frequent branching, mostly 5-12 µm wide but some inflated up to 20 µm, fragmenting into short segments in sections from dried specimens, weakly to strongly amyloid. Basidia clavate, 25-35 x 7-10 µm, with four sterigmata.
Basidiospores broadly ellipsoid, weakly amyloid, 5-7 x 4-5 µm.
Substrata. On soil in coniferous and hardwood forests.
Distribution. Temperate areas in eastern North America, Europe, and Asia. In East
 
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