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Dichomitus hubeiensis sp. nov. and a new record of Dichomitus (Basidiomycota) from China


Bao-Kai Cui, Inst. of Microbiology, PO Box 61, Beijing Forestry Univ., CN-100083 Beijing, PR China. E-mail:


Dichomitus hubeiensis Hai J. Li & B. K. Cui sp. nov. is described from the Hubei province, central China. It is distinct in the genus by its cream to straw-yellow pore surface and large pores (1–2 per mm), both inamyloid and indextrinoid skeletal hyphae, presence of cystidioles and dendrohyphidia in the hymenium, more or less ellipsoid basidiospores (10–14 × 5.6–7.0 µm). Dichomitus kirkii originally described from Zimbabwe was found in the Yunan province, it is new to the Chinese fungal flora, and is characterized by its buff-yellow to cinnamon-buff pore surface, entire to lacerate pores (1–2 per mm) and large cylindrical basidiospores (20.8–25.0 × 6.8–8.0 µm).

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