What You Should Know
Favolaschia pustulosa is a species of fungi in the division Basidiomycota, first described by Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, and given its simplified Asian name by Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze in 1898. Favolaschia pustulosa belongs to the genus Favolaschia. and family Mycenaceae.
There are few records of this fungus in Australia, mainly from north Queensland with a single record from New South Wales. The differing sizes of the pores and their arrangement with the largest pores at the center is a good field character for identifying this species.
Other names: White Porecap.
Favolaschia pustulosa Mushroom Identification
Convex, reniform; 5 – 80 mm diameter; matt, powdery appearance; somewhat translucent, so the outline of pores can be seen on the surface; white to cream
Fruit body is usually laterally attached and the stipe is minimal or absent; 2 – 5 × 2 - 6 mm when present; glabrous; white.
Polygonal; with larger pores to 1.5 mm in the center and gradually smaller pores as they radiate to the margin; cream to white.
Lacrymose, ellipsoid; 7.5 – 10 × 5 – 7 μm; smooth; amyloid.
Clavate; 25 – 35 × 6 – 8 μm; four-spored.
A cutis of interwoven hyphae 5 – 8 μm wide
In rainforest and wet sclerophyll on broadleaf trees and palms.
Favolaschia pustulosa Synonyms
Favolus pustulosus Jungh. 1838
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