Comprehensive Description

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Scutiger holocyaneus (Atk.) Murrill, Bull. Torrey
Club 30: 429. 1903.
Polyporus holocyaneus Atk. Jour. Myc. 8 : 117. 1902.
Pilei gregarious or cespitose; pileus thin, convex to expanded, depressed with age, circular in outline, 2-6 cm. broad; surface deep-blue when fresh, becoming dull -brown or dull reddish-brown when dry; margin irregular, undulate, smooth, hygrophanous: context fleshy, homogeneous ; tubes light-blue and somewhat iridescent when fresh, becoming grayish-brown on drying, mouths rather large, angular, irregular, edges thin, lacerate or fimbriate: spores hyaline, smooth, 4-5 X 3-4 /x; basidia 20-25 X 5-6 ^u : stipe even, reticulate above, 5-6 cm. long, 4-8 mm. thick.
Type locality : Blowing Rock, North Caro ^, a. Habitat : On the ground beneath coniferous trees. Distribution : Known only from the type locality.
bibliographic citation
William Alphonso MurrilI, Gertrude Simmons BurIingham, Leigh H Pennington, John Hendly Barnhart. 1907-1916. (AGARICALES); POLYPORACEAE-AGARICACEAE. North American flora. vol 9. New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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