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Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Phleogena faginea (Fries) Link, Handb. Gewächse, 3(l): 396. 1833.
= Onygena decorticata Schw., Schrift. Naturf. Ges. Leipzig, 1: 65. I822.
= Onygena faginea Fries, Syst. Mycol. 3: 209. 1829.
= Pilacre friesii Weinm., Linnaea, 9: 413. 1834 (not P. friesii Weinm. 1832).
= Pilacre faginea (Fries) Berk. & Br., Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. II. 5: 365. 1850.
= Botryochaete faginea Corda, Icon. Fung. 6: 47. 1854.
= Ecchyna faginea (Fries) Fries, Ofvers. Forh. K. Sven. Vetenskapsakad. 14: 151. 1857.
= Pilacre petersii Berk. & Curt.; Berk. & Br., Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. III. 3: 362. 1859.
= Martindalia spironema Sacc. & Ellis, Atti Ist. Ven. Sci. Ser. 6, 3: 726. 1884.
= Pilacre decorticata Lloyd, Mycol. Writ. 7: 1360. 1925.
= Phleogena decorticata (Schw.) Martin, Univ. Iowa Stud. Nat. Hist. I8(3): 69. 1944.
Basidiocarps 2-4 mm tall, arid, the stipe 0.2-0.3 mm in diam, honey color to darker below, whitish above, the capitulum 1-3 mm broad, white to ashy externally, cinnamon to dark brown internally. Stipe rigid, commonly smallest below the middle, the base discoid, composed mainly of more or less parallel brownish hyphae, 2.5-3.5(-5) µm in diam, the walls moderately thickened, branched, with clamps and with some simple septa; stipe surface hyphae hyaline, some with right-angle branching, the latter narrow, 1.5-2.5 µm in diam, contorted, appressed, agglutinated. Fertile hyphae 2-4 in diam, hyaline, branched tortuous, bearing basidia on short lateral branches and giving rise to the hyphidia forming the peridiumlike surface layer; basidia produced continuously, young probasidia and mature basidiospores side by side. Probasidia 18-27(-30) x (2.5-)3-4 µm, straight or more commonly curved or contorted, 4-celled at maturity. Basidiospores 6-11 x 4-7 µm, oval to reniform in side view, the attachment at
right angles to the long axis, orbicular in dorsal view and 6-11 µm in diam, walls ca. 0.5 µm thick, brown; attachment point visible as an interruption in the brown wall or, in many instances, as a short tubular appendage. Hyphidia 2.5-4 µm below, hyaline, with clamps, the walls heavily thickened, branching at the surface, branches 1.5-2µm, short and commonly contorted to coiled, interlaced, slightly agglutinated, the tips rounded.
Type locality: Europe.
Habitat: On standing or fallen wood of Angiosperms.
Distribution: Europe, North America, South America, New Zealand.
Illustrations: Brefeld, Unters. 7, Plates 1-3 reproduced in part in numerous other works; Lloyd, Mycol. Writ. 7, Plate 336, Figs. 3191, 3192; Plate 341, Figs. 3231, 3232; J. Agric. Res. (Washington, D.C.), 30: 410, Figs. A-Q; Pilat, Acta Musei Nat. Pragae. XIII. B (1957), No. 4, Fig. 6; Wojewoda Polska Akad. Nauk, Flora Polska, Fig. 80; Plate XXI, Fig. 1; Figs. 60-67, this report.
 
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