Wang, D-M; Wu, S.H.; Su, C.H.; Peng, J.T.; Shih, Y.H.; Chen, L.C. 2009. Ganoderma multipileum, the correct name for ‘G. lucidum’ in tropical Asia. Botanical Studies. 50(4):451-458
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Description type : Non-original description
Description : Ganoderma multipileum Hou [as’multipilea’],Q.J. Taiwan Mus.3:101.1950. Figure1A-E
Basidiocarp annual,mostly stipitate,rarely sessile or only with a short base,corky.Pileus1.5-9 × 2.8-16.5cm, up to 2 cm thick, flabellate, reniform, dimidiate, sometimes with pilei growing from the lower pilei or growing together,up to 36 cm long and 54 cm wide in total;upper surface orange-yellow,orange-red to red-brown, weakly to strongly laccate, conspicuously sulcate or not, rugose or not; margin obtuse or not,white to orange-yellow.
Pore surface cream when young,becoming straw or pale brown with age; tubes up to 1.1 cm long, pale brown or brown; pores circular or subcircular, 6-8 per mm,60-220 µm diam., dissepiments 25-110 µm thick. Stipe when present 1-9 × 0.4-3 cm flattened or subcylindrical lateral, dorso-lateral or horizontally lateral, orange-yellow to red-brown,purple-black, strongly laccate or not.
Context 0.1-1.8 cm thick, yellow-brown to dark brown, sometimes with melanoid substances, corky; generative hyphae 2-5 µm in diam., colorless, thin-walled, with clamp connexions; skeletal hypae 4-7 µm in diam., yellow brown to red-brown in KOH, dextrinoid; binding hyphae of bovista-type, 1.2-2 µm in diam ., few, colorless, thick-walled, much-branched.
Basidiospores 8-13.5 — 5.5-7.5 µm (with myxosporium), 6.5-10.5 × 4.5-6.5 µm (without myxosporium), ovoid to ellipsoid, mostly truncate, brown, with a dark-brown eusporium bearing fine but slightly conspicuous echinulae, walls 0.5-0.8 µm thick Cutis composed of clavate cells, 15-60 × 4-12.5 µm , dextrinoid to slightly or strongly amyloid.
Specimens examined. TAIWAN. TAICHUNG: By Taichung Park, on stump, 7 Sep 1949, Y.F. Yu (TAIMF 000001 – holotype of G. multipileum);
Is it multipileum, or multipileatum…?