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Description type:Culture description 
Growth characteristics : Growth moderately rapid, plates covered in 3-4 weeks. Advancing zone even, raised, aerial mycelium extending to the limit of growth. Mat white, cottony to start with, soon collapsed, translucent and cream in colour with patches of woolly mycelium scattered and also along the edges of the petri dish. Reverse unchanged.
Oxidase reactions : Negative on both gallic acid and tannic acid agar, growth 2.5 cm in diameter on the former and nil or trace on the latter. Microscopic characters : Advancing zone - hyphae hyaline, thin-walled, clamped, 2.5-5.5 µm in diam. (Fig.7).
Aerial mycelium - (a) hyphae hyaline, thin-walled, frequently sprouting, occasionally with small thickened refractive projections on the walls (Fig.8), sometimes broken at short lengths, often with distinct irregular thickening (Fig.9), 3.0-5.5 µm in diam.; (b) chlamydospores (Fig-10) occasionally present, 12-18 x 6-7 µm.
SEXUALITY : The result of pairing of 20 monosporous cultures obtained from a fresh basidiocarp (VBMH 93906) shows the species to be bipolar with the following distribution of mating types among the basidiospores.
A1 : 1,4,5,7,11,12,13,17,18
A2 : 2,3,6,8,9,10,14,15,16,19,20 SPECIES CODE :
[following the system of Nobles (1965)]
CULTURES EXAMINED : VBMH 89901, 90903, 91904, 93905 and 93906.
GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION : Argentina (Rajchenberg 1984), Australia (Melo 1984), India (Rattan 1977), New Zealand, North America, Portugal (Melo 1984), former USSR (Bakshi 1971), Yugoslavia (Tortic 1988).
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