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 Add this item to the list   Echinodontium japonicum Imazeki
   
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Remarks (public):Echinodontium japonicum is related to the East American E. ballouii (Banker) Gross, also with a cinnamon context, but growing on conifers (Gross 1964).
 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Echinodontium japonicum Imazeki
J. Jap. Bot. 11:520, 1935.
Basidiocarps perennial, effused-reflexed to almost resupinate, pileus irregular to lacking, up to 4 mm wide; pilear surface almost glabrous with a black cuticle, smooth to slightly rough, concentrically sulcate; pore surface hydnoid with sordid white to pale buff, rigid, conical spines up to 1 cm long and 0.5 mm wide, often flattened or forked; context woody hard, cinnamon to olivaceous, up to 1 mm thick, with a black cuticle next to the substrate.
Hyphal system dimitic; generative hyphae simple-septate, some with scattered clamps, hyaline to pale yellow, 2-4 µm wide; skeletal hyphae thick-walled, pale brown, occasionally encrusted at the apex, 3-6 µm wide.
Metuloid cystidia abundant, clavate, pale brown, thick-walled and apically encrusted, 30-50 x 7.5-10.5 µm, mostly embedded in the trama.
Gloeocystidia present, mostly embedded and tubular, thin-walled and with a granular to oily content, up to 120 µm long.
Basidia clavate, 20-25 x 6-8 µm, with four sterigmata.
Basidiospores ellipsoid, finely echinulate, hyaline, strongly amyloid, 5.5-7.5 x 3.2-4.5 µm.
Substrata. Parasitic on Quercus.
Distribution. Known from warm-temperate Japan (Kyushu and Southern Honshu), and India (Khadrala).
 
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