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Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Conferticium ochraceum (Fr.) Hallenb., Mycotaxon 11(2): 448, 1980.
Bas.: Thelephora ochracea Fr., Observ. mycol. (Havniae) 1: 151, 1815. Syn.: Gloeocystidiellum ochraceum (Fr.) Donk, Fungus, Wageningen 26: 9, 1956.
Basidiome resupinate, adnate, effused, ceraceous, hymenial surface smooth or tuberculate, cracked when dry, pale yellowish, margin concolorous with the hymenial surface, thinning out, indeterminate. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae 2-4 µm in diam, smooth, thin- to slightly thick-walled, simple-septate, hyphae parallel and closely packed forming a pseudoparenchyma. Gloeocystidia tubular, slightly sinuous, 40-60 x 4-5 µm, without a basal clamp, smooth, thin- to slightly thick-walled, sometimes projecting beyond the hymenial surface. Basidia narrowly clavate, 20-30 x 4-5 µm, 4-spored, without a basal clamp. Basidiospores subcylindrical to subovate, 4-6.5 x 2.5-3.5 µm, smooth, thin-walled, amyloid.
Distribution in Europe: Germany, Poland, Estonia, France, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Ukraine, and the Caucasus. Rare species in Italy, known only from Trentino Alto-Adige Region.
Substrata: always on Picea abies.
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