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Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Podoscypha multizonata (Berk. & Broome) Pat., Annals Cryptog. Exot. 1: 6, 1928.
Bas.: Thelephora multizonata Berk. & Broome, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., Ser. 3 3(15): 321, 1865.
Basidiome spathulate or flabellate with pilei fused together in a rosette up to 5-8 cm in diam, upper sterile surface glabrous with a rosy to buff colour, pale orange to ochraceous or buff in dry specimens, hymenophore smooth or rugose, cream ochraceous, with a stipe-like or tuberous common base. Hyphal system dimitic, Hyphal system dimitic, the generative hyphae which tend to predominate are thin-walled, 3-5 µm wide, branched and bear prominent clamp-connexions at the septa, some of these hyphae appear twisted and ribbon-like in squashes but many retain their shape (it should be noted that branching of the generative hyphae frequently occurs from the clamp-connexions); skeletal hyphae, thick-walled, 4-8 µm wide, unbranched. Cystidia (gloeocystidia) abundant, cylindrical with an obtuse apex, 40-80 x 5-8 µm (but often larger), thin-walled, with oily content. Basidia clavate, 25-40 x 5-6 µm, with (2)4-sterigmata, and a basal clamp. Basidiospores ellipsoid to subglobose, 4-6 x 3.5-5 µm, smooth, thin-walled, hyaline, IKI-.
Distribution in Europe: Slovenia, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Italy, and Germany. Very rare species in Europe and recorded few times from Emilia-Romagna, Lazio, Sicilia, and Sardegna.
Representative specimens examined: Baulli (Ragusa), 07 Nov. 1986, det. A. Bernicchia, conf. S.P.
Substrata: on stumps of Fagus sylvatica, Quercus ilex and Q. suber.
 
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