N. Maek., Suhara & K. Kinjo, Mycological Research 109 (7): 827 (2005)
Haloaleurodiscus N. Maek., Suhara & K. Kinjo, Mycological Research 109 (7): 826 (2005)
Type and marine species:
Haloaleurodiscus mangrovei N. Maek., Suhara & K. Kinjo, Mycological Research 109 (7): 827 (2005)
Saprobic, Sexual morph: Basidiomata annual, resupinate, occurring as small patches, sometimes confluent, pinkish cream, ‘Salmon’ to ‘Saffron’ when fresh, white, pale dull-cream to grayish white when dry, 300–600 mm thick; margin concolorous with the hymenial surface, determinate, in vertical section subhyaline, membranous with a basal layer 15–40 mm thick, sometimes containing numerous crystals. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae 1.5–3 mm in diam., smooth, thin-walled, but sometimes thickened to 1 mm in the basal layer, no doseseptate. Gloeocystidia numerous, mostly embedded but occasionally projecting up to 15 mm beyond the hymenial surface, tubular, sinuous, 80–190 x 5–7.5 mm, smooth, thin- to thick-walled (up to 1 mm), with a basal clamp, weakly positive to sulphobenzaldehyde (SA+). Dendrohyphidia occurring in the hymenium, several branched at the upper part, with a basal clamp. Basidia narrowly clavate, sometimes sinuous, 65–75 x 9–10.5 mm, with a basal clamp, producing four sterigmata. Basidiospores narrowly ellipsoid to cylindrical, 13.5– 15.5 x 8–9.5 mm, usually finely warted, thin- to slightly thick-walled (to 0.5 mm), amyloid. Asexual morph: Undetermined.
Description from Maek et al. 2005.
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