\r\nThe mycelial crust that forms around infected roots and lower stems is diagnostic for P. noxius. Mycelium is present between the bark and sapwood. Decayed wood is white, soft and crumbly, laced with reddish strands of hyphae that turn black with age. Fruiting bodies may grow from the crust and are effused, effused-reflexed, or resupinate. They are brown to black and rough on the sterile surface, gray to gray-brown on the fertile surface (Brooks, 2002b).
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Compiler: Fred E. Brooks, Community and Natural Resources, American Samoa Community College & IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Review: Fred E. Brooks, Community and Natural Resources, American Samoa Community College
Publication date: 2006-11-28
Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2022) Species profile: Phellinus noxius. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Phellinus+noxius on 20-01-2022.