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Fragiliporia fragilis

Fragiliporia fragilis Y.C. Dai, B.K. Cui & C.L. Zhao, in Zhao et al., Fungal Diversity 70: 119 (2015)

Etymology: fragilis (Lat.) referring to the brittle basidiocarps.

Diagnosis: Basidiocarps annual, resupinate, very soft, without odor or taste when fresh, when dry becoming brittle and powdery when bruised, up to 15 cm long, 5 cm wide, 6 mm thick at center. Pore surface grayish-buff to lavender when fresh, turning to vinaceous gray to grayish brown upon drying; pores angular, 0.51 per mm; dissepiments thin, entire. Sterile margin distinct, white, more or less fimbriate, up to 6 mm wide. Subiculum orange-yellow, up to 0.5 mm thick. Tubes concolorous with pore surface, fragile when dry, up to 5.5 mm long.

Basidiospores allantoid, hyaline, thin-walled, smooth, IKI, CB, (4.6–)4.85.4(−5.6)×(1.5–)1.72(−2.2) μm, L=5.05 μm, W=1.89 μm, Q=2.572.73 (n=180/6). Tubes. Generative hyphae hyaline, thick-walled, occasionally branched, subparallel along the tubes, 35 μm in diameter. Cystidia and cystidioles absent; basidia long clavate to pyriform, with four sterigmata and a basal clamp connection, 1518×56 μm; basidioles abundant (hymenia dominant by basidioles), in shape similar to basidia, but slightly smaller. Hyphal structure. Hyphal system monomitic; generative hyphae thick-walled, bearing clamp connections, hyphae frequently branched from clamp connections, branched hyphae mostly H-, W- or Y-shaped; all hyphae usually encrusted with crystals, IKI, CB; hyphae swollen in KOH. Subiculum. Generative hyphae hyaline, thick-walled, frequently branched, interwoven, 46 μm in diameter. Rot type. A white rot.

Index Fungorum number: IF809343