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General information

 Substratum:Terricolous 
 
Continent::
Africa no
North America no
S. and C. America no
 
Asia no
Australia no
Europe yes
 
 Authority:Romagnesi 
 Information given by author(s):Polychromae viridantinae
Type : 53-201
 
 Host(s):Deciduous (Fagus, Carpinus) 
 Taxon name_Mycobank:
 
 Bibliography:
 

Macro-characters

 
Stipe
 Width of stipe:15 - 32 
 Veil:Absent 
 Form of base of stipe:Not radicate 
 Form of stipe:Infl. at top/base/straight 
 Context of stipe:Partly hollow to solid/both 
 
Main color(s) of stipe::
grey/black no
brown yes
white yes
yellow/cream yes
blue no
 
orange no
red/pink no
purple/vinaceous no
green no
   
 
 Length of stipe:40 - 115 
 
Pileus
 Type of pileipellis:Smooth to squamose or both 
 Striations of pileus:Absent to weak or both 
 Viscosity of pileus:Variable 
 Form of center of pileus:Concave/depressed 
 Separability of pileus:Nil to medium or both 
 
Thickness of flesh of pileus
 Thickness of flesh of pileus:Thick 
 
Main color(s) of pileus::
grey/black no
brown yes
white no
yellow/cream yes
blue no
 
orange no
red/pink yes
purple/vinaceous yes
green no
   
 
 Diameter of pileus:60 - 140 
 
Lamellae
 Spacing of lamellae:Variable 
 Number of lamellulae:Less than lamellae 
 Furcation of lamellae:At the stipe/absent 
 Color of ridges of lamellae:Variable in color 
 Attachment of lamellae:Free/decurrent 
 Type of lamellar ridges:Entire/smooth 
 
Main color(s) of lamellae::
grey/black no
brown no
white no
yellow/cream yes
blue no
 
orange no
red/pink variable
purple/vinaceous no
green no
   
 
 Height of lamellae:5 - 15 
 Odor:Variable/weak and unpleasant 
 Flavor of flesh:No taste, sweet 
 
Color changes
 Fruit body turns green/blue with age:Not turning green/blue 
 Fruit body turns red if touched/cut:Not turning red 
 Fruit body turns yellow-brown with age:Entire fruit body 
 Fruit body turns black with age/touched:Not blackening 
 Fruit body turns grey with age:Not turning grey 
 
Chemical reactions
 Ga´ac test on flesh:Blue/green 
 
Latex
 Latex:Absent 
 
Color(s) of fresh latex::
grey/black no
brown no
white no
yellow/cream no
blue no
 
orange no
red/pink no
purple/vinaceous no
green no
   
 
 
Color(s) of dry latex::
grey/black no
brown no
white no
yellow/cream no
blue no
 
orange no
red/pink no
purple/vinaceous no
green no
   
 

Micro-characters

 
Spores
 Length of spores:8.5 - 9.7 (11) 
 Width of spores:7.5 - 8.7 
 Amyloid plage:Variable/partial/weak 
 Appearance of spores verrucae:Tips acute/sharp/pointed (/) 
 Ornamentations in surface view:Round bases 
 Connection(s) between verrucae:Joined by fine and low lines 
 Overall appearance of spores:Not reticulate 
 Height of verrucae:0.5 < x < 2 µm 
 Color of spore deposit:15 
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Basidia
 Length of basidia:42 - 57 
 Width of basidia:9 - 13.5 
 Number of sterigmata per basidium:Four 
 
Pleurocystidia
 Length of pleurocystidia:78 - 120 
 Width of pleurocystidia:8 - 13 
 Thickness of wall of pleurocystidia:Thin (all structures < 2 µm) 
 Shape of apices of pleurocystidia:Variable 
 Sulfo-vanillin test on pleurocystidia:Variable/weak reaction 
 
Pleurocystidia abundance::
absent no
very dispersed 0-350/mm² yes
dispersed 350-700/mm² variable
 
rather abund 700-1500/mm² no
abundant 1500-3000/mm² no
very abundant >3000/mm² no
 
 
Marginal cells
 Length of marginal cells:0 
 Width of marginal cells:0 
 
Subhymenium
 Differentiation of supra and subpellis:Obvious 
 Size of cells in supra and subpellis:Var./sometimes diff. in size 
 
Pileocystidia
 Width of pileocystidia:3.2 - 4.2 
 Location of pileocystidia:Suprapellis 
 Shape of apices of pileocystidia:Mainly rounded 
 
Hyphae of pileus
 Diameter of subpellis hyphae:2.5 - 4 (7) 
 Diameter of ends of pileipellis hyphae:2.5 - 6.7 
 Diameter of primordial hyphae:0 
 Vacuolar pigments of hyphae of pileus:Present 
 Membrane pigments of hyphae of pileus:Absent 
 Wall of hyphae of pileus:Thin (<1 µm) 
 Filamentous hyphae of pileus:Absent