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 Add this item to the list   FOMITOPSIS Karst.
   
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Remarks (public):The genus is characterized by its perennial or long-lived fruitbodies with a distinct cuticle or crust which develops from the base. Its closest relatives are Trametes and Coriolopsis, which both share the same type of hyphal system and spores. However, in both these genera the fruitbodies are short-lived and in many cases covered with a tomentum even if there are species within both genera where a thin reddish cuticle develops from the base. The colour of the context in some Fomitopsis species develops with age and the skeletal hyphae are only weakly tinted. Its woody hard fruitbodies with a cuticle usually make the genus easy to recognize in the field.
 
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Description:FOMITOPSIS Karst.
Medd. Soc. F. Fl. Fenn. 6:9, 1881.
Fruitbodies annual but most often perennial, pileate, rarely resupinate, sessile, dimidiate to ungulate, often large, tough to woody hard when dry, pileus often first slightly velvety but soon smooth, usually sulcate, with distinct crust, pores small, round and entire, dissepiments often thick, pore surface, cream, brownish-grey to pink, tubes almost concolorous with the pore surface, often stratified, context cream pale, brown to pink, suberose to tough. Hyphal system trimitic/dimitic (binding hyphae sometimes very difficult to find), generative hyphae clamped, hyaline and thin-walled, skeletal and binding hyphae hyaline to pale yellow, no cystidia, spores cylindrical to ellipsoid, smooth, hyaline, thin-walled, non-amyloid, on dead wood of conifers and deciduous trees, cosmopolitan genus. Five species are found in Africa.
Type species: Fomitopsis pinicola (Fr.) Karst.

 
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