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Ganoderma microsporum new species on weeping willow in taiwan

Hseu R S.; Chen Z C.; Wang H H.

Mycotaxon 35(1): 35-40


ISSN/ISBN: 0093-4666
Accession: 007368728

This report describes a rare fungus found on the dead trunk of a weeping willow (Salix babylonica Linn.) in Taipei. The fungus can be assigned to the genus Ganoderma, but differs from other common species in color and shape, and in the small size of the basidiospores. Monokaryons from isolates of the fungus were cultured and mated with monokaryons from other species in Taiwan, but none of the matings yielded fruiting bodies. Because the fungus differs substantially from other known species, it is described as new.

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