First person to use this name on MO: Erlon Bailey
Name: Ganoderma alluaudii
Author: Pat. & Har.
Citation: Bulletin de la Société Mycologique de France 22: 117 (1906) [MB#534670]
Deprecated Synonyms: Ganoderma alluaudi Pat. & Har.
Collected by : Alluaud
Collectors number : 1903
Collection date : aug 1903
Country (state) :
Location details : Nairobi-Kikuyu
Substrate details : on the ground
Status : Type
G. alluaudi Pat. & Har., BSMF 22:117, 1906. fig. 1 a-c.
“Afrique orientale, Nairobi, Kikuyi [Kenya], Alluaud.”
= Accepted species in Ganoderma.
Fruitbody centrally to laterally stipitate, pileus circular to semi-circular,
up to 8 cm in diameter and 1.5 cm thick at the base, flat with a steep and
almost vertical margin. Surface glossy, black, deep bay to purplish with a
cuticle which is easily dented with a nail, concentrically sulcate and especially at the margin radially furrowed.
Stipe 8-20 cm long, 0.4-2 cm in diameter, of even thickness, glossy laccate and of same color as pileus. Pore surface white to cream, ochraceous in old specimens, pores angular, 3-4 per mm, tubes pale brown, up to 7 mm deep. Context both in stipe and pileus cream to pale brown, the latter close to the tubes and in the stipe.
Hyphal system trimitic, generative hyphae 2-4 |xm wide and with clamps,
dendroid, skeletal hyphae dominating, hyaline, 3-7 fim wide in main stems, binding hyphae scattered, most easily seen in the stipe, 2-4 (jliti wide and
with whip-like ends. Pileus cuticle of clavate thick-walled elements 40-50
(Jim X 7-10 fim. Spores truncate, finely reticulate, yellow, 11-15 X 7.5-10
^Jim. On the ground.
Tin* species is characterized by its thick pileus with a steep margin,the
large tapering spores and the thick and long clavate elements of the pileus.
The stipe is unusually long in relationship to the small pileus.
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