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Dacrymycetaceae

  • M. H. Zoberi

Abstract

The species of this genus are commonly found growing on the decaying stumps of wood, in shady and moist environments. The mature specimens can easily be identified by their stipitate, spatulate and petaloid form and the characteristic unilateral inferior hymenium. Fruit bodies discoid at first, becoming stipitate; pileus obliquely cupulate, spatulate, petaloid, occasionally lobed or somewhat morchelloid; stipe covered with a layer of cylindrical, thick-walled hyphae; hymenium unilateral; inferior, smooth, forming gill-like folds or occasionally lobed; cortex stiffly gelatinous to cartilaginous; homogeneous, hyphae fibrous, thick-walled, with bulbous septa; basidia cylindrical at first, then clavate, finally becoming bifurcate; epibasidia one-spored; spores curved, cylindrical, uni- to tri-septate, germinating by conidia.

Keywords

Colour Change Fruit Body Practical Importance Pacific Island Decay Wood 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© M. H. Zoberi 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Zoberi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of IfeIle-IfeNigeria

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