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Page number:198 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Corticium albido-carneum (Schw.) Massee J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 27: 142, 1890.
Basionym: Thelephora albido-carnea Schw., Amer. Philos. Soc. Trans., n.s. 4: 169, 1832.
Citation of type: 'passim in cortice Vitis obvia, Bethlehem", fide Schweinitz.
Basidiomes effuse, crustose, 45 x 15 mm and about 150 µm thick; hymenial surface smooth, dull, glabrous, pale brown with a greyish white bloom on the surface and heavily fissured into 1 x 1 mm frustules; subiculum yellow brown, firm; margin white, adnate, sparse, cottony, 1 mm wide.
Hyphal system monomitic; generative hyphae 3.0-4.0 (-5.0) µm diam, with clamp connections, the walls hyaline, thin, nonamyloid; cystidia (probably gloeocystidia) imbedded in the subiculum, cylindricalclavate, sulfo-negative, 40 x 9 µm; botryose dendrophyses much branched with the ultimate branches 1 µm diam, projecting 5-10 µm, soluble in 2% KOH; hymenial layer of cylindrical-clavate immature basidia, 20 x 6 µm, neither mature basidia nor basidiospores seen. The preceding description was taken from the neotype (PH). Specimens, presumably parts of the neotype, in the Michener Collection (BPI) and the Curtis Collection (FH) are the same fungus and they too are sterile.
Burt (1926:278) cited three collections, one each from Pennsylvania (the type), Michigan and Virginia. The Michigan and Virginia collections are not conspecific with the type collection. The Virginia collection matches the description published by Burt. It has simpleseptate hyphae and broad vesicles 10-15 µm diam, but neither basidiospores nor mature basidia were seen. Another collection of this fungus from Maryland is also sterile. The Michigan collection is a third fungus, characterized by thick-walled subicular hyphae 2.03.5 µm diam with clamp connections and ellipsoid spores 10.5 x 5.5 µm, which was not further identified. The fact that all collections were from Vids suggests that the mycoflora of corticioid fungi on that genus is varied and poorly known.
The name cannot be adequately characterized, because neither mature basidia nor basidiospores are known, and is declared a nomen dubium. Corticium rubrocanum is the same fungus and specimens of it are sterile also (see below).
Specimens examined: Maryland: Takoma Park, March 1900, on Vitis sp., C.L. Shear, det. D.P. Rogers (BPI 283839). Michigan: Paw Paw, 9 May 1908, on cultivated grape vine, L.A. Hawkins (FH). Pennsylvania: Bethlehem, on Vitis sp., ex Herb. Schweinitz, as Thelephora albido-carnea (PH herein designated neotype, presumed isotypes BPI: Michener Collection 15:17 and FH: Curtis Herb.).
Virginia: Arlington Farm, 28 Feb. 1915, on dead bark of grape, C.L. Shear 2810, MBG 15310 (BPI 283842).
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