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 Add this item to the list   TRAMETES LILACINO-GILVA (Berk.) Lloyd.
   
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Description:TRAMETES LILACINO-GILVA (Berk.) Lloyd.
Lloyd Mycol. writ. 4, Syn. Gen. Fomes p. 226, 1915. - Polyporus lilacino-gilvus Berk. Ann. Nat. Hist. 3:324, 1839 (K.). - Trametes griseo-lilacina V. der Byl. S. Afr. J. Sci. 18:283, 1928 (acc. to description in Reid, 1973).
FRUITBODY annual, occasionally reviving, solitary to imbricate, dimidiate to conchate, mostly applanate, rarely semi-ungulate, in Africa measured up to 10 cm long, up to 4 cm wide and up to 10 cm thick, in Australia larger dimensions have been observed, corky to woody hard when dry. PILEUS straw-coloured, grey, tan to bay, conspicously radially striate to ridged or setulose, ridges up to 3 mm high and sharp with tufts of agglutinated hyphae, usually with sulcate zones, margin sharp to round, entire. PORE SURFACE pinkish, rose to pale pinkish-brown, pores round to somewhat angular, 2-4 per mm, tubes as pore surface or paler, up to 8 mm deep, faintly zonate. CONTEXT dense, felty-fibrous, pinkish-brown to lilac, reddish-brown in KOH, probably cherry red in fresh specimens, up to 5 mm thick.
HYPHAL SYSTEM trimitic, generative hyphae with clamps, 2.5-3.0 µm wide, skeletal hyphae thick-walled with a pale reddish-brown wall and a wide lumen, 3.5-7.0 µm wide, binding hyphae probably present as rather thin, but solid kinked hyphae, sparingly branched. CYSTIDIA none. SPORES
ellipsoid, 5-7 x 2.5-3.2 µm.
HABITAT. On deciduous wood (probably). DISTRIBUTION. In Africa only known from Natal, Illovoa river. Widespread in Australia.
REMARKS. The species is related to T. feei, but separated by the scrupose, radiate to striate often ochraceous pileus, the larger pores and spores. The South American species T. cupreo-rosea is separated by a smooth pileus in pinkish shades. The description of the hyphal system is taken from Reid 1973:170.
 
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