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Description:SCHIZOPORA PARADOXA (Fr.) Donk.
op.cit. - Hydnum paradoxum Fr. Syst. mycol. 1:424, 1821. - Polyporus versiporus Pers. Mycol. europ. 2:105, 1825. For further synonyms, see Donk 1974:171.
FRUITBODY annual, resupinate, widely effused, mostly elongated, up to 4-5 cm wide and 30 cm long, up to 5 mm thick, margin white to cream, finely floccose, narrow to wide, soft when fresh, brittle when dry. HYMENOPHORE very variable, partly poroid with angular pores, 1-3 per mm, but soon lacerate and dentate as parts of the pore-walls grow faster than other parts, finally irpicoid to hydnoid with flattened crowded teeth, the pores or teeth are distinctly longer in central parts of the fruitbody than along the margin where they only may appear as a reticulate pattern or with a grandinoid surface, whitish cream to pinkish when fresh, cream to ochraceous when dry. CONTEXT white to cream, thin and dense, up to 1 mm thick.
HYPHAL SYSTEM dimitic, generative hyphae 2-3.5 µm wide, with weakly thickened walls, frequently branched at mostly acute (40-450) to right angles and with numerous clamps, reminding much of the hyphae in Hyphodontia, skeletal hyphae thick-walled except for the outer part and often ending in a swollen rounded end, straight or flexuous, fairly short, 100-350 µm long, 3.5-5 µm wide, dominating in the central part of the trama and projecting in the dissepiments. CYSTIDIOL scattered in the hymenium, partly as hyphal ends with a small swollen head, partly ventricose with a tapering rather acute tip or with a small tube-like extension, usually embedded in the hymenium. SPORES broadly ellipsoid, smooth, hyaline, thin-walled and non-amyloid, 5-6.5 x 3-4 µm.
HABITAT. On deciduous wood. DISTRIBUTION. Cosmopolitan species. In Africa much rarer than the following species, but specimens have been seen scattered from Sierra Leone to Kenya and Tanzania.
REMARKS. Macroscopically the species is easily distinguished from S. trichiliae by the much larger pores and microscopically by the larger spores.
 
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