Pictorial supplement to The Fifth Kingdom - Chapter 5b

Subphylum Basidiomycotina - part 2

Class Holobasidiomycetes

Orders: Exobasidiales, Dacrymycetales, Aphyllophorales 
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exobasid.jpg (5477 bytes) Exobasidiales - Exobasidium attacking leaves of a Vaccinium (Ericaceae).
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dacrymy2.jpg (4910 bytes) Dacrymycetales - Dacrymyces fruiting on rotten wood.
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dacrymy1.jpg (5449 bytes) Dacrymycetales - basidiomata of Guepiniopsis chrysocomus.
dacrymy3.jpg (6131 bytes) Dacrymycetales - "tuning fork" basidia of Dacrymyces at various stages of development.
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bluecort.jpg (3777 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Corticiaceae - resupinate (spread out) basidioma of Byssocorticium on dead bark
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osteomor.jpg (3226 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Corticiaceae - Osteomorpha anamorph.  Clamped (and therefore dikaryotic) hyphae are breaking up across the clamps into thallic-arthric conidia
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anamsist.jpg (4540 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Corticiaceae - blastic-sympodial anamorph of Sistotrema (SEM).
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theleph1.jpg (5987 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Thelephoraceae - basidiomata of Thelephora terrestris, an ectomycorrhizal species common in tree nurseries.
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clavar2.jpg (4184 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Clavariaceae - Clavariadelphus truncatus
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clavar1.jpg (4058 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Clavariaceae - Clavulinopsis fusiformis
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clavar3.jpg (6499 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Clavariaceae - Ramaria aurea
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clavar4.jpg (4943 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Clavariaceae - Ramaria araiospora var. rubella.
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canthar1.jpg (5801 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Cantharellaceae - Cantharellus cibarius, the chanterelle
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canthar3.jpg (7854 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Cantharellaceae - Cantharellus tubaeformis
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canthar2.jpg (5098 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Cantharellaceae - Sparassis crispa
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canthar4.jpg (7001 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Cantharellaceae - Craterellus cornucopioides, the horn of plenty.
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canthar5.jpg (4623 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Cantharellaceae - Gomphus floccosus.
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Aphyllophorales - Coniophoraceae - Serpula lacrymans, the 'dry rot' fungus.

 

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Aphyllophorales - Hydnaceae - Hericium caput-ursi, the wood urchin.
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hydn2.jpg (4578 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Hydnaceae - Dentinum repandum, the sweet tooth.
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hydn3.jpg (6962 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Hydnaceae - Hydnellum, one of the stipitate (stalked) hydnaceae.  Unlike Dentinum, the hydnellums have a tough, corky or woody consistency.
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hydn4.jpg (5328 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Hydnaceae - Sarcodon scabrosum.
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schizop2.jpg (5005 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Schizophyllaceae - Schizophyllum commune, the 'split gill'
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polypor1.jpg (4767 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Polyporaceae - perennating basidiomata of Ganoderma applanatum.
polypor2.jpg (9569 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Polyporaceae - tube mouths seen from below.
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polypor3.jpg (5197 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Polyporaceae - transverse section of tubes: the hymenium is stained light blue.
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polypor4.jpg (3427 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Polyporaceae - three-year-old basidioma of Ganoderma applanatum with three tube layers.
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polypor6.jpg (7475 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Polyporaceae - large specimen of Ganoderma applanatum (almost 1 metre across)
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polypor7.jpg (8168 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Polyporaceae - large basidioma of Bridgeoporus (Oxyporus) nobilissimus.
polypor9.jpg (5498 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Polyporaceae - edible basidiomata of Laetiporus sulphureus, the sulphur shelf.
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polypor8.jpg (10329 bytes) Aphyllophorales - PolyporaceaeHeterobasidion annosum, a serious tree parasite
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polypo11.jpg (4058 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Polyporaceae - a conidiophore of the Spiniger anamorph of Heterobasidion annosum.  The conidia have all seceded, but one developed at the tip of each spine (blastic-synchronous) (SEM).
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polypo12.jpg (5242 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Polyporaceae - the Ptychogaster anamorph of Trametes. Note the   alternate-arthric conidia. (SEM)
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polypo13.jpg (6433 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Polyporaceae - cubical brown rot  (only cellulose assimilated)
polypo14.jpg (7494 bytes) Aphyllophorales - Polyporaceae - white rot (both cellulose and lignin degraded)