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Remarks (public):The most distinctive and diagnostic feature of this new species is the very long copper coloured stipes (up to 550 mm), and abundant copper coloured rhizomorphs, many of which terminate in primordial pilei. These are unique characters within the genus Crinipellis. Crinipellis elatus Pat., accepted here as an insufficiently known taxon, was described as having a long stipe (up to 170 mm), but the stipe is greyish brown not copper colored, and unfortunately the holotype specimen is represented by immature, sterile basidiomes 
Description type:Original description 
Description:Pileus 1-9 mm diam., truncately hemispherical to convex, becoming plano-convex with a depressed circular disc surrounding a central papilla, a few with a raised disc and concentric raised zones around papilla at maturity; many stipes topped with tiny, unopened primoridal pilei, these convex to conical with inrolled margins and a distinct papilla; radially appressed-fibrillose; papilla black to dark brown; disc dark brown (6F7) becoming brown (6D7) to cream at margin with brown (6E7) fibrils, becoming paler overall with age. Context < 1 mm thick, cream to light brown (6D6), unchanging. Lamellae adnexed to free, subdistant to close with 2-3 series of lamellulae, white to cream. Stipe 40-550 x 0.5-1 mm, central, cylindrical, wiry, rhizomorphic stipes often terminating in primordial caps, few branching; with white to cream cobweb-like pubescence along stipe; white at extreme apex becoming brownish orange (6C7) to brown (6D7) and resembling copper wire. Rhizomorphs abundant and similar to stipes, resembling copper wire, most arise from decomposing leaf litter and stand erect, some terminating in primordial pilei. Odor and taste none.
Basidiospores 9-11 x 4-4.5 µm [xm = 9.6 ± 0.6 x 4.0 ± 0.1 µm, Q = 2.2-2.8, Qm = 2.4 ± 0.2, n = 25 spores per 1 collection], fusiform, smooth, hyaline, inamyloid, thin- to thick-walled. Basidia 19-20 x 4-5 µm, clavate, 4-spored. Basidioles clavate to cylindrical with rounded to subacute apex. Pleurocystidia absent. Cheilocystidia common; main body 14-17 x 4-6 µm, hyaline, inamyloid, thin-walled; apical setulae 1-7 µm long, cylindrical or finger-like, hyaline, inamyloid, thin walled. Pileipellis a cutis, hyaline, slightly dextrinoid, giving rise to terminal hairs with basal clamp connections. Hairs 260-520 x 4-5 µm diam., cylindrical, apices bluntly rounded or tapering, with secondary septations, thick-walled, slightly dextrinoid, tan to hyaline in water, light brown to tan in KOH. Lamellar and pileus trama regular; hyphae 2-7 µm diam., hyaline, inamyloid. Stipe tissue monomitic, parallel, tightly packed; cortical hyphae 4-6 µm diam., cylindrical, dextrinoid, copper yellow in water, yellowish tan in KOH; medullary hyphae 4-7 µm diam., cylindrical, inamyloid, hyaline in water, hyaline in KOH. Stipe vesture of cylindrical caulocystidia 72-160 x 3-6 µm, thick-walled (1-2 µm), dextrinoid, hyaline to brownish yellow in water and KOH, similar to hairs in pileipellis but more with an acute and tapering apex and less secondary septa. Clamp connections present.
Habitat: Gregarious on decomposing dicot leaves and small twigs, in montane primary cloud forest containing Quercus, Magnolia, and Ficus.
Known distribution: Thailand.
Material examined: THAILAND. Chiang Mai Province, Doi Inthanon National Park, jct of Highway 1009 and road to Mae Chem, N18 31.58', E098 29.64', 1703 m, 25 June 2004, Kerekes 31 (MRC, SFSU); same location, 3 July 2004, Kerekes 55 (MRC, SFSU); same location, 27 June 2005, Kerekes 131 (Holotype: CMU; Isotype: SFSU).
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