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Page number:283 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Multiclavula fossicola (Corner) Petersen. 1967. Amer. Midl. Nat. 77:208. =Clavaria fossicola Corner. 1950. Ann. Bot. Mem. 1:233.
Fruitbodies up to 20 x 2 mm, simple clubs to once or twice branched. Stipe arising from a small white mycelial patch, hoary, white at base, equal, tough in consistency. Club somewhat wider than stipe when simple, commonly branched once, seldom twice, seemingly adventitiously, the branches narrow, with lunate axils, smooth, pinkish beige to ochraceous cream or off-white ("pale pinkish buff," "pale ochraceous salmon," "warm buff"), rubbery in consistency; apex acute when young, becoming narrowly rounded to rounded. Taste and odor negligible. On fine silty soil, with film of algae.
Tramal hyphae 3-9 µm diam, hyaline, thin-to slightly thick-walled (wall up to 0.2 µm thick), without clamp connections, strictly parallel, tightly packed, adherent. Subhymenium extensive, pseudoparenchymatous. Hymenium thickening; basidia 28-35 x 7-8 µm, clavate to subtly urniform at maturity, without clamp connections; contents multiguttulate at maturity, the guttules yellow, refringent; sterigmate 4 , up to 7 µm long, straight, apical.
Spores 7-8 x 2.5-3.0 µm, cylindrical to narrowly subreniform, hyaline, smooth, thin-walled; contents 1-several guttulate, the guttules yellow,. rcfringent; hilar appendix small, papillate.
Commentary: The specimens below were collected on the same day, in the same general locale as those of 111. sinensis, and were thought to be small, faded fruitbodies of the latter. Specimens of both taxa were found on roadbanks disturbed within the preceding 2-3 years and now covered with a thin layer of algae.
The specimens match almost exactly Corner's description of fresh material, and my redescription of the co-type specimen of the species (Petersen, 1967). Corner's (1950) report of spore dimensions was slightly small for the Chinese specimens.
Xishuangbanna is located in the tropical far south of Yunnan Province, and the presence of this species, hitherto known only from Singapore, reflects the tropical climate and fungal flora. Its habitat seems identical in both locations. Neither Singh (1977) not Sliarda (1983) reported this species from northern India and adjacent regions.
Specimens examined: Yunnan Province; roadside 3 km south of Xishuangbanna, The Yunnan Institute of Tropical Botany, 17. 11. 83, no. 45666 (TENN); same location, 10 m from above specimen, 176. IX . 83, no. 45665 (TENN), 10487, 10492 (HKAS).
 
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