MycoKey : the species Helicobasidium longisporum

Generic short diagnoses: Characteristic purple, felty, plant parasitic resupinate with helicoid, transversely septate basidia; hyphae wide and unclamped. Another state in the lifecycle parasitize rust fungi.

Helicobasidium longisporum
fruitbody (left) and basidium x 100 (right)

Helicobasidium longisporum , Langsporige Schneckenbasidie
fruitbody (left) and basidium x 100 (right)
Illustration and © Jens H. Petersen
Sweden, JHP-01.028

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