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 Add this item to the list   LENZITES Fr. - Fl. Scand. p. 339 1835.
   
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Remarks (public):The genus is undoubtedly close to Trametes and from above basidiocarps of L. betulinus and T. hirsuta are almost undistinguishable. However, the lamellate hymenophore and the characteristic catahymenium with pointed hyphal ends makes Lenzites a distinct genus.
The International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (article 74.4) now prescribes that Lenzites grammatically should be treated as being masculine instead of feminine, hence changes in the ending of some specific epithets in this genus.
 
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Description:LENZITES Fr. - Fl. Scand. p. 339, 1835.
Basidiocarps annual. pileate; upper surface glabrous to hirsute, often in distinct zones, white to grayish with age; hymenophore lamellate to daedaleoid; pore surface white to yellowish; context concolorous, tough and moderately thick; hyphal system trimitic; generative hyphae thin-walled. hyaline, with clamps; binding hyphae hyaline. strongly branched and tortuous, in the trama below the hymenium with long, swordlike side branches more or less parallel and pointing towards, and in parts into, the hymenium, but never above it; skeletal hyphae hyaline. thick-walled to solid; spores cylindrical, smooth, thin-walled, hyaline. negative in Melzer' s reagent; on dead hardwoods causing a white rot. Cosmopolitan genus, two species in Europe.
Type species: Daedalea betulina L.:Fr.
 
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