Public Description of Crinipellis hepatica Corner

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Name: Crinipellis hepatica Corner
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Description status: Unreviewed

Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Marasmiaceae

General Description:

Habitat: On dead sticks in the forest. Known distribution: Singapore.
Material examined: Type was not available for study.

Diagnostic Description:

Description adapted from the protologue

Pileus 7–9 mm diam., convex to plane, often acutely umbonate at first with umbo disappearing in age, faintly sulcate, opaque, villous in the center, hoary with decumbent white fibrils toward the margin, brown rufous or liver-rufous. Context thin, paler than pileus surface. Lamellae adnexed to sinuate, subventricose, scarcely crowded (14–17) with 3 series of lamellulae, pale flesh coloured becoming deeper pinkish ochraceous, paler towards the white edge. Stipe 7–10 × 0.7–1 mm, cylindrical, subpruinose at the apex to fibrillose-puberulous at the base; apex pallid becoming pinkish ochraceous to bright rufous near the base. Odor and taste none.

Basidiospores 9–11 × 4.5–5.5 μm, subcylindrical, smooth, hyaline. Basidia 4- spored. Basidioles subacerose. Gill edge sterile. Cheilocystidia with main body 25–45 × 8–11 μm, subventricose to subfusiform, obtuse to acute, without appendages. Pileipellis cells of repent hyphae with rufous brown incrustations, giving rise to terminal hairs. Hairs –500 × 5–8 μm, or longer, scarcely tapered to the obtuse or subcapitate apices, lacking secondary septations, thick-walled, hyaline to pale yellow.

Description author: Excited delirium [EXD]▼ (Request Authorship Credit)