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Remarks (internal):Amphinema byssoides is primarily characterized by possessing numerous nodose-septate hyphocystidia and ellipsoid basidiospores with a slightly thickened wall. In Japan, this species appears to occur mainly on much decayed coniferous trees such as Pinus and Larix. 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Amphinema byssoides (Persoon: Fries) J. Eriksson, Symb. Bot. Upsal. 16: 112, 1958. (Fig. 27) Thelephora byssoides Pers., Synop. Meth. Fung., 577, 1801.
Distribution: Africa, Asia [China (Tai, 1979), India (Rattan, 1977), Iran (Hallenberg, 1981b), Japan (Hayashi, 1969)], Australasia, Europe, and North and South America.
Basidiomata resupinate, loosely adnate, effused, 100-250 pm thick; hymenial surface "Primrose", grayish yellow to "Pale Luteous", partly "Amber", smooth, velvety under the lens (x 20); margin concolorous with the hymenial surface, thinning out, sometimes with hyphal strands. In vertical section, subhyaline to pale yellowish brown, byssoid to pellicular. Hyphal system monomitic; hyphae subhyaline to pale yellow, 2.5-4.5 µm in diam, smooth, thin- to thick-walled (up to 1 µm), nodose-septate; hyphocystidia numer­ous, cylindrical, 45-75 x 4-5 µm, usually with one nodose-septum, thin- to thick-walled (up to 1 gm), finely encrusted with yellowish granules; basidia clavate, 13-20 x 4.5-5.5 µm, with a basal clamp, producing 4 sterigmata; basidiospores ellipsoid, (3.5-)4-4.5(-5.5) x 2.5(-3) µm, smooth, slightly thick-walled (up to 0.25 µm), non-amyloid.
 
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