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Remarks (internal):This Species Code places Ceraceomerulius albostramineus in group 27 of Nobles (1958), a position which is quite distinct and distant from group 54, which contains M. tremellosus. Ceraceomerulius albostramineus, although it lacks multiple clamps in culture, has several basidiocarp features which are similar to species in group 28, such as Meruliopsis corium and M. taxicola.
The cultural characters of C. albostramineus have not previously been published. The distinctive features are the pinkish mat color, fruity odor, and grayish reverse discoloration of the agar.
 
Description type:Culture description 
Description:Cultures growing slowly, covering the 9-cm plate in 5-7 weeks. Mats (Figs. 3B and 5A) in 1 week are white to distinctly pinkish, tomentose, clear liquid droplets are present in most cultures, 5-15 mm in radius, at 3 weeks all mats are obviously pinkish with scattered maroon, cartilaginous, hyphal masses next to the wall of the dish; margin distinct, white, even, adnate or slightly raised, up to 5 mm wide; odor of apples or rotting fruit; reverse side with a grayish zone about 30 mm in diam. On TAA at 2 weeks no oxidase reaction and no mat. On GAA at 2 weeks no oxidase reaction, the mat grayish to pinkish, tomentose to velvety, 8-30 mm in diam. Laccase test with GG negative.
Hyphae of the advancing zone hyaline, simpleseptate, thin-walled, occasionally branched, a few growing in a spiral pattern, 2-5 µm in diam.
Aerial hyphae similar but sinuous, 2-3 µm in diam.
Surface and submerged hyphae hyaline or yellowish, simple-septate with rare clamp connections, frequently branched and the branches diverging at right angles, some incrusted with a resin-like substance, 1.5-5.5 µm in diam. At 4 weeks, purplish, cartilaginous hyphal masses have formed next to the side of the dish. These masses become yellowish in KOH. Crystals of various shapes are scattered throughout the mats.
Species code: I.6.7.32.36.38. or 40.45-47.50. 54.55.(57).
 
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