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Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Plicatura crispa (Pers.) Rea, Brit. basidiomyc. (Cambridge): 626, 1922.
Bas.: Cantharellus crispus Pers., Neues Mag. Bot. 1: 106, 1794. Syn.: Plicaturopsis crispa (Pers.) D.A. Reid, Persoonia 3(1): 150, 1964.
Basidiome flabelliform, dimidiate, gregarious, soft when fresh, brittle when dry, without stipe or pseudostipitate with a more or less narrowed zone developing an inconspicuos stipe, abhymenial surface at first whitish, then ochraceous brown, finely velutinous, hymenophore folded, with irregularly anastomosed, dichotomously branched ridges, white at first, darkening in old or dry specimens, margin lobed. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae with large clamps, subhymenial hyphae thin- to thick-walled, 3-7 µm wide, some with ansiform septa, hyaline or with distinct brown walls next to the tomentum, subhymenial hyphae thin-walled, 3-5 µm wide, densely arranged, hyaline. Cystidia absent. Basidia subclavate to subcylindrical, 15-25 x 4-5 µm, with 4-sterigmata, and a basal clamp. Basidiospores allantoid, 3-4.5 x 1-1.2 µm, smooth, thin-walled, with a variable but often weak amyloid reaction.
Distribution in Europe: Austria, Estonia, Germany, Belarus, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Estonia, Belgium, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Russia, France, Romania, Turkey, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, Ukraine, and the Caucasus. Common species in European Fagus forests.
Substrata: mainly recorded in Fagus sylvatica forests.
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