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Description:ECHINOCHAETE Reid
Kew Bull. 17:283,1963
Basidiocarps annual, flabelliform to spathulate with a short stipe-like base, pileus velutinate especially near the attachment, more smooth when old, whitish-pink when fresh, reddish to brown when dry, pores angular to hexagonal, small to large. Hyphal system dimitic, generative hyphae hyaline, thin-walled and clamped, skeletobinding hyphae thick-walled, golden to rusty-brown, context hyphae strongly dextrinoid, spinulose setoid elements present on the pilear surface, in the hymenium or on the edges of the dissepiments, basidiospores cylindrical to ellipsoid, hyaline, smooth and thin-walled. On deciduous wood, causing a white rot. Type species: Polyporus megaloporus Mont. Remarks. The genus is characteristic with the setoid elements on the pilear surface, in the hymenium or in the pore mouths, and the strongly dextrinoid hyphae in the context. There are very small differences between the hyphal structure and spore sizes of the species in the genus, which are mainly separated by macroscopic differences and the shape of the setoid elements.
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