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 Add this item to the list   FOMITOPSIS SCUTELLATA (Schw.) Bond.& Sing.
   
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Remarks (public):The species is easily identified by the small scutellate to ungulate pilei with dark upper surface contrasting with the much lighter pore surface, the often weakly stratified tubes and the long cylindrical spores. 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:FOMITOPSIS SCUTELLATA (Schw.) Bond.& Sing.
Ann. Mycol. 39:55, 1941. - Polyporus scutellatus Schw. Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. II, 4:157, 1832. - Fomes atroalbus P. Henn. et E. Nym. Monsunia 1:144, 1899 (K!).
FRUITBODY annual to biennial, small, solitary or fused into horizontal rows up to 10 cm long, semipileate, effusedreflexed to distinctly pileate, individual fruitbodies broadly to narrowly attached, 3-35 mm long, 3-30 mm in radius and 3-20 mm thick, but usually small, concistency corky to woody hard when dry. PILEUS dimidiate to scutellate or ungulate, upper surface first fawn-coloured and finely tomentose, becoming chestnut to black and glabrous, concentrically sulcate and wrinkled in zones about 2 mm wide, partly radiately rugulose, with black crust, margin round, often lighter than the rest of the pileus, entire or slightly lobed. PORE SURFACE white becoming grey, woodcoloured or bay, plane or concave, pores small 4-6 per mm, dissepiments thick and entire, velutinate to farinose, tubes in one or some few indistinct layers, each 1-4 mm long. CONTEXT 1-3 mm thick, ochraceous to dark brown.
HYPHAL SYSTEM trimitic, generative hyphae clamped, hyaline and thin-walled, sometimes more yellow and slightly thick-walled, 2-3.5 µm in diameter, skeletal hyphae yellow to bay, thick-walled to solid, 3-4 µm wide, binding hyphae very much like the skeletals, but slightly thicker and moderately branched. CYSTIDIA none. SPORES cylindrical, hyaline, smooth and thin-walled, 8-10 x 3-3.5 µm, with several small oil-drops, non-amyloid.
HABITAT. On dead wood. DISTRIBUTION. North America, Asia, Australia, in Africa seen from Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi.

 
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