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 Add this item to the list  CORIOLOPSIS CAPERATA (Berk.) Murr.
   
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Description:CORIOLOPSIS CAPERATA (Berk.) Murr.
N. Am. F1. 9:77, 1908. - Polyporus caperatus Berk. Ann. Mag. Nat: Hist. Ser. 1, vol. 3:391, 1839 (K;). - Polyporus phocinus Berk. & Br. J. Linn. Soc. 14:52, 1873 (K:). - Trametes dibapha Berk. in Warm. Vidensk. Meddel. 31-32,1880 (K:). - Polyporus purpureo-badius Pat. Bull. Soc. Mycol. Fr. 8:53, 1892 (teste Bres. 1916:226). Polystictus ekundiensis Henn. Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 22:91, 1897 (S.). - Polystictus fischeri Henn. Ibid. 23:546, 1897 (S;). Polystictus griseo-brunneus Henn. ex Sacc. & Syd., Syll. Fung. 14:187, 18 (S;). - Coriolopsis subglabrescens Murr. N. Am. F1. 9:77, 1908 (teste Fidal. 1968:30).
FRUITBODY annual, sessile, applanate, dimidiate with contracted base, elongated reflexed with decurrent pores, conchate to flabelliform in distinctly pileate forms, 1-9 cm wide, up to 15 cm long in laterally connate or fused specimens, 1-4 (7) mm thick, mostly flexible, in thicker and older specimens more coriaceous and hard. PILEUS with numerous, narrow concentrically arranged zones and frequently when dry also with radial striae or streaks, first adpressed soft tomentose, more rarely with a slight hirsute tomentum or only in a few zones, with age the tomentum wears away, mostly from the base and zonewise and finally the pileus becomes glabrous and harder and then slightly shiny because the upper hyphae agglutinate to a very thin cuticle, when finely tomentose the pileus is dull, colour very variable, in tomentose specimens from whitish brown (café au lait), ochraceous to cinnamon to deep chocholate-brown, in the glabrous zones more vinaceous brown to almost blackish (and then with a thin distinct cuticle) more rarely greyish brown, margin thin, undulate, entire to lobed or dentate. PORE SURFACE ochraceous, cinnamon to deep chocolate-brown, pores variable, medium to small, round to angular, 3-5 per mm, more rarely smaller, on sloping substrate some pores sinuate and elongated and in parts split, tubes beige to cinnamon brown, indistinctly stratified, up to 2 mm deep. CONTEXT first duplex with upper soft tomentum, about 1 mm thick, lower context denser, fibrous and silky when cut, cocoa-brown, black when touched with KOH, with age the upper tomentum wears away and the context becomes more or less homogenous, sometimes with a thin black crust in old specimens.
HYPHAL SYSTEM trimitic, generative hyphae thin-walled, hyaline and with clamps, 1-2 µm wide, skeletal hyphae dominating in fruitbody, and tomentum is almost exclusively composed of such hyphae, golden-brown, thick-walled 2.5-5 µm wide, binding hyphae thick-walled moderately branched and twisted, 1-4 µm wide, mostly solid. SPORES cylindrical, 6.510 x 2-3 µm, thin-walled, hyaline and non-amyloid.
HABITAT. On angiosperms of all kinds. DISTRIBUTION. Widespread in tropical African and America, seen throughout East Africa.
REMARKS. The species is variable when it comes to pileus cover and colour, but the numerous narrow finely velutinate to adpressed tomentose zones are usually a good field characteristic. The pores are frequently quite small, more rarely they are angular and larger. Some weathered specimens may become almost whitish both on pileus and pore surface. A section will then immediately reveal the dark brown context.
 
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