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Remarks (public):The species is very close to C. cystidiatus. Both species are easily recognized by the violaceous colour of the fully developed hymenium and the chamois colour of the subiculum, which turns reddish violet in KOH. 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Ceraceomyces violascens (Fr.) Jül. - Willd. Beih. 7: 162, 1972; Thelephora violascens Fr., Elench, fung. 1:202, 1828.
Fruitbody mostly large, smooth, hymenium thickening in age, when dried cracking transversely to the wood grain or to irregular polygons, easily separable from the substrate, first light coloured, then darkening to dingy violaceous, subiculum light brown (Chamois), adnate, margin fibrillose, in the young fruitbody light-coloured but darking to Chamois, small rhizomorphs often present in the periphery. A drop of KOH solution on the hymenium or the subiculum turns red-violet.
Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae with clamps at all septa, hyphae of subiculum of variable diameter, 4-7 µm, with sparse ramifications and anastomoses, light brown (Chamois) on sight, but hyaline under the microscope, hyphae of subhymenium hyaline, thinwalled, 2,5-4 µm, richly ramified and densely interwoven, interhyphal spaces of subiculum in living specimens filled with a gelatinous liquid, forming deposits on the hyphae on drying.
Cystidia none.
Basidia clavate, 20-35 x 5-6.5 µm, with 4 sterigmata.
Spores ellipsoid, with small apiculus, 5-6 x 3-3.5 µm, smooth, thin-walled.
Habitat. Mostly found in normal Vaccinium-Hylocomium-Picea (Pinus) forests. It is often seen on debris of old fallen wooden fences, slash from lumberings etc., in fertile and humid conifer forests.
Distribution. In Scandinavia two areas of distribution are known, in the elevated part of Southern Sweden (SmÀ¥land and VästergÀµtland) where it is locally rather common, and in Northern Sweden and Finland. It is remarkable that this rather conspicuous fungus has not been collected in the vast area between e.g. in the surroundings of Stockholm and Uppsala where collecting has been very intense for a long time.
 
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