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Remarks (public):Macroscopically distinguishable by the colour of the basidiome and the small crater-like holes present in the hymenophore, microscopically by the numerous encrusted hyphoid cystidia and the small basidiospores. 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Amphinema byssoides (Pers.) J. Erikss., Symb. bot. upsal. 16(1): 112, 1958.
Bas.: Thelephora byssoides Pers., Syn. meth. fung. 2: 577, 1801.
Basidiome resupinate, loosely adnate, pellicular, hymenophore smooth with small crater-like depressions, velutinous due to the projecting cystidia, whitish to yellowish or cream coloured, margin fibrillose usually with rhizomorphs. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae with clamps at all septa, yellowish, finely encrusted with pyramidal crystals, 3-4 µm wide, subicular hyphae irregularly interwoven in an open texture, sligthly thick-walled, subhymenial hyphae densely interwoven. Cystidia (leptocystidia) hyphoid, numerous, 60-100 x 4-6 µm, projecting about 30-40 µm above the basidia, with clamped septa, finelly encrusted, some also with an apical encrustation. Basidia clavate, 15-25 x 4-5 µm, 4-sterigmata, with a basal clamp. Basidiospores ellipsoid, 4-5 x 2-3 µm, smooth, slightly thick-walled, IKI-.
Distribution in Europe: Austria, Poland, Estonia, France, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, Belgium, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Russia, Belarus, Romania, Bulgaria, Portugal, Turkey, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Netherlands, and the Caucasus. It is a common and widespread species in Italy, very often the most common species, especially in coniferous forests. It grows both on coniferous and broadleaves wood.
Substrata: Eucalyptus, Cistus incanus, Pinus pinea, P. nigra, P. laricio, Cornus mas, Juniperus communis, J. oxycesrus, Polysticum setiferum, Acacia cyanophilla, Abies alba, Erica, Betula, Alnus and Picea abies.
 
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