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Remarks (public):The clavate to ovoid setoid eleements with short and irregular spines on the top, the small pores and the dark-brown pore-surface when dry, make the species characteristic within the genus.
Reid (1976 op.cit) describes a variety, E. cinnanomeo-squamulosa var. pallidopora which differs in having thin papery, fimbriate pore-dissepiments and pale-buff pore surface. In this respect the variety looks like E. russiceps, but the characteristic setoid elements bring it to E. cinnamomeo-squamulosa.
 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:ECHINOCHAETE CINNAMOMEA-SQUAMULOSA (P.Henn) Reid. Kew Bull. 17:283, 1963 - Polyporus cinnamomeo-squamulosus P. Henn. Bot. Jahrb. 30:43, 1901 (K:).
FRUITBODY annual, usually solitary, 2.5-6 cm wide, 2.5-7 cm measured radially and up to 5 mm thick, thinning out towards the margin, consistency brittle to hard when dry. PILEUS flabelliform to spathulate with a short stipe-like base, upper surface dark reddish-brown, often radially striate, even and covered with a dull rusty to chestnut finely adpressed tomentum. The tomentum soon wears away, but is quite persistent near the base. Margin entire or weakly lobed and incised. STIPE very short and often almost as a tapering base of the fruitbody, usually about 0.5 cm long. PORE LAYER dark umbrine to chestnut, seldom pale buff, pores round to weakly angular, 5-6 per mm, often invisible to the naked eye, dissepiments entire to weakly fimbriate, usually quite thick. Tubes up to 2 mm long, concolorous or paler than the pore surface. CONTEXT cinnamon to ochraceous, paler than the pore layer, up to 3 mm thick.
HYPHAL SYSTEM dimitic, generative hyphae in the tubes hyaline, thin-walled and clamped, binding hyphae dendroid, thick-walled and pale brown to golden, dextrinoid, up to 6 µm wide. SETOID ELEMENTS present, on the pileus ovate to clavaroid and spinous, 15-35 x 8-15 µm, thick-walled, golden-brown to dark-brown, in the dissepiments more hyphaelike, but mostly distinctly widened at the apex and with numerous spines or short, partly forked protuberances, golden-brown to dark-brown, up to 60 µm long. SPORES cylindrical, hyaline, smooth and thin-walled, 9-12 x 3-4 µm, slightly narrower than in E. russiceps.
HABITAT. On dead wood.
DISTRIBUTION. The fungus seems to be restricted to tropical parts of Africa: Nigeria, Cameroons, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Malawi.
 
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