Phellinus ralunensis (aphyllophorales: Hymenochaetaceae), a new white pocket rot species from Chile

J. E. Adaskaveg, R. L. Gilbertson, R. A. Blanchette

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A new fungal species, Phellinus ralunensis, from Ralún, Chile is described based on basidiome, cultural, and wood decay characteristics. Distinctive characteristics include clusters of trichocysts on the pore surface of basidiomes and circinate vesicles in culture. Optimum temperature range for growth is 20–25 °C, with no growth ≥ 30°. The fungus causes a white pocket rot resulting in localized areas of selective delignification in wood of Eucryphia cordifolia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-775
Number of pages7
JournalMycological Research
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1991

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The authors would like to thank David Bentley for technical advice in SEM and for darkroom facilities; Dr W. Kuschel for assistance in writing the latin diagnosis; and we also thank Dr Eduardo Agosin for his cooperation and guidance in the temperate rain forests of southern Chile. This work was supported in part by a grant for the National Science Foundation, NSF INT-8900153.


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