Name: Fomitopsis carnea (Blume & T. Nees) Imazeki
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Name: Fomitopsis carnea

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Author: (Blume & T. Nees) Imazeki

Citation: Bulletin of the Tokyo Science Museum 6: 92 (1943) [MB#297486]

Preferred Synonyms:Rhodofomes carneus (Blume & T. Nees) B.K. Cui, M.L. Han & Y.C. Dai

Deprecated Synonyms: Fomes carneus, Scindalma carneum (Blume & T. Nees) Kuntze, Trametes carnea (Blume & T. Nees) Lloyd, Trametes carnea (Blume & T. Nees) Pilát


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Polyporales

Family: Fomitopsidaceae

Genus: Fomitopsis

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Type locality: Java

Carranza-Morse, J., & Gilbertson, R. L. (1989). Cultural studies on the Fomitopsis rosea complex. Mycologia, 85-97.

Weir, J. R. (1923). Fomes roseus (A. & S.) CKE. AND Trametes subrosea nom. novum. Rhodora, 25(300), 214-220.

These notes come from Fomitopsis carnea (Blume & T. Nees) Imazeki, when it was merged with this name:

Basionym :
Fomes carneus Blume & T. Nees, Nova Acta Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-CarolinaeGermanicae Naturae Curiosorum 13: 15 (1826) [MB#159142]

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Literature :
Carranza-Morse, J.; Gilbertson, R.L. 1986. Taxonomy of the Fomitopsis rosea complex (Aphyllophorales, Polyporaceae). Mycotaxon. 25(2):469-486

Page number : 474
Description type : Non-original description
Description : FOMITOPSIS CARNEA (Blume & Nees) Imaz. Bull. Tokyo Sci. Mus. 6:92, 1943.
Fomes carneus Blume & Nees, Nov. Act. Acad. Caes. Leop. X111:15, 1826.

Basidiocarps perennial, solitary or imbricate, effused-reflexed or sessile, woody when dry; pileus applanate, conchate, at first smoky pink, becoming brownish black with a definite black crust, up to 7 cm wide; resupinate portion up to 4 cm long and 1 cm deep; upper surface first tomentose and velvety, becoming glabrous, concentrically sulcate, azonate, with cracks; margin of lighter color, thin or thick, round or acute; pore surface pinkish brown or rosy with a lilac tint, margin sterile; pores round, 5.0-6.0 (-7.0) per mm, dissepiments entire and thick; tubes distinctly stratified, separated from each other by a white to pale pink thin layer, up to 3 mm thick, context brownish pink, corky to hard, slightly zonate, up to 1.7 cm thick, with a black reaction when touched with KOH.

Hyphal system trimitic; generative hyphae thin-walled, hyaline, with clamps, 2.0-4.0 (-5.0) µm in diam; skeletal hyphae hyaline to yellowish brown, thickwalled, nonseptate, (3.0) 4.0-6.0 µm in diam; binding hyphae light yellow, thick-walled, short-branched, 2.0-5.0 µm in diam.

Cystidia or other sterile hymenial structures absent.

Basidia clavate, 4-sterigmate, 9.5-16.5 × 4.5-6.5 µm; with a basal clamp. Basidiospores cylindrical to slightly allantoid, smooth-walled, hyaline, 5.0-8.0 (-8.5) x (1.5) 2.0-2.5 (-3.0) µm, negative in Melzer’s reagent.
Type of rot: Brown cubical rot.

Substrata: On hardwood trees.

Distribution: Asia, Africa and Mexico.

Literature :
Ryvarden, L.; Johansen, I. 1980. A preliminary polypore flora of East Africa. :1-636

Page number : 337
Description type : Non-original description
Description : FOMITOPSIS CARNEUS (Blume & Nees) Imaz.
Bull. Tokyo Sci. Mus. 6:92,1993. – Fomes carneus Blume & Nees, Nov. Act. Acad. Caes. leop. XIII:15, 1826.

FRUITBODY perennial, solitary or imbricate, broadly sessile or effused reflexed, up to 7 cm wide, thin along the margin, but up to several cm thick near the base, consistency woody hard when dry. PILEUS conchate to applanate, upper surface first tomentose and velvety pink to light buff, but very soon smokey-brown blackish, glabrous, dull, azonate or concentrically sulcate in broad bands and somewhat cracked. Margin lighter, often concolorous with the pore surface, pink to rosy, usually thick and round, but in young specimens sometimes thin and acute.

PORE SURFACE distinctly pink to buff with a rosy tint, pores round 5-7 per mm, dissepiments entire and thick, velutinate in the pore mouths, tubes distinctly stratified often separated from each other by a white-pale pink thin layer, tubes up to 3 mm thick in a layer, margin sterile. CONTEXT pinkish to rose-coloured with a more brownish tint than the pore layer, blackening in KOH, slightly zoned reflecting the growth stages, corky to hard, up to 5 mm thick.

HYPHAL SYSTEM trimitic, generative hyphae clamped, hyaline and thinwalled, 2-3 µm in diameter, easy to demonstrate in the tubes. Skeletal hyphae hyaline to pale yellow or pale brown, with age thick-walled, 3-6 µm wide, dominating the whole fruitbody. Binding hyphae light yellow, thin to thickwalled, 2.5-5 µm wide, little and irregularly branched with stout and short branches, not abundant, but usually easy to find in the context.

SPORES cylindrical to slightly allantoid, hyaline, smooth and thinwalled, 5-7 × 1.5-2.5 µm, non-amyloid.

HABITAT. On angiosperms. DISTRIBUTION. Asia, in Africa seen from Tanzania, Kenya and Malawi.

REMARKS. The species is undoubtedly close to F. roseus growing on conifers in the Northern Boreal Zone, but this species has somewhat broader spores, However, even if they grow in widely separated areas and on different ranges of hosts, they may in due time when cultural experiments have been undertaken, be shown to belong to one variable taxon. For the time being, we prefer to keep the species separate.

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