resupinate


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resupinate

(rĭ-so͞o′pə-nāt′, -nĭt)
adj. Biology
Inverted or seemingly turned upside down, as the flowers of most orchids and the fruiting bodies of certain fungi.

re·su′pi·na′tion n.
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mesenterica is the only resupinate specie in the genus Auricularia and is similar to the species of Exidia and Exidiopsis.
Fruiting bodies: Resupinate and overlapping with the edges forming elongated, narrow shelves up to 3.
Fruiting bodies: 8-15 cm across, running together so the entire mass is 9-15 cm long; 2-3 mm thick; resupinate, forming irregular round to oval patches with a fringed margin, color variable from a dull flesh color to purplish to bright fluorescent orange, especially at the margins.
The resupinate non poroid Aphyllophorales of the temperate northern hemisphere.
Basidiomata up to 6 cm high, up to 2 cm broad, branched in 1-3 ranks, gregarious to densely cespitose, arising from extensive white to ivory-colored ("cartridge buff;" 30A2) resupinate patches and rhizomorphs on well-rotted wood, off-white when young, slowly becoming fleshy tan, cinnamon to dull avellaneous ("avellaneous," "tilleul-buff," "cinnamon," "clay-color," "cinnamon-buff," "cream-buff;" 7B2-3, 6B4-5, 5C6).
5 wide, pedicel 28-30 mm long; flowers resupinate, 25-28 mm diameter, overall base color of tepals and labellum yellowish with intense honey-brown continuous blotches or with confluent dark red-chocolate spots resulting in a totally red-brown flower, perianth segments of the right side of the flower spreading at 90[degrees] to the main axis of the flower, thus parallel or subparallel to each other; dorsal sepal concave, orbicular, margins undulate, 7.
Flowers small, showy, not resupinate, ascending, sepals and petals greenish yellow with red spots towards the base, lip intense yellow with a large red spot at basal half, callus and claw red, column white at base, yellow at apex and with numerous red spots along the body.