Monographs Details: Trametes modesta (Kunze ex Fr.) Ryvarden
Authority: Rogerson, Clark T., et al. 1990. Fungi collected by Bassett Maguire and collabora tors in the Guayana Highland, 1944-1983. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 64: 130-164.
Family:Polyporaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Ceno Moriche, E base,Rio Ventuari, elev. 200 m, on fallen partly buried log, 16 Jan 1951, B M , RSC & JJW 57026 [OF]; Senania Paru, Rio Ventuari, Caiio Asisa, elev. 800 m, on dead log, 13 Feb 1951, RSC & JJW 57576 [F&F]; Rio Guainia, forest 1-3 k m E of Maroa, elev. 130 m, on dead log, 6 Jul 1959, JJW & LSA 43343 [F&F]. Bolivar:Chimanta Massif, along Rio Tirica (Rio Aparuren) just above Techine-meru, elev. 470 m, 16 Jan 1955, JAS & JJW 138 [OF, as Polyporus modestus; this number was also used for Geastrum schweinitzii]; vie. Mission Santa Teresita de Kavanayen, forested slopes below S rim of savanna plateau, elev. 1330 m, on fallen log, 11Dec 1952, B M & JJW 33770 [F&F]; Sororopan, Nfacing slope, rainforest at base of Ptari-tepui, elev. 1100 m, on fallen log, 17-18 Dec 1952, B M & JJW 33973 [OF]; Tirep6n-tepui, slope forest, elev. 1200-1500 m, on rotten logs, 11 Feb 1953, JJW 54567 [OF]; Apacaratepui, SE portion, densely forested slopes between upperreaches of Rio Tirica (left-hand ford) and RiscobelLedemea Camp, elev. 1700-1850 m, 23 Jun 1953, X4S 75970 [OF].BRAZIL. Amapa: Sena do Navio, on slopes of Macado (general vicinity of D-11), heavily forested hills, 70-300 m, on dead wood, 10 Nov 1954, RSC 38264 [OF].

Discussion:

Polyporus modestus Fr.

Specimens 138, 31026, 31516, 33770, 33973, 43343, and 75970 were cited by Fidalgo and Fidalgo (1968: 26, figs. 13, 14, as Polyporus). Ryvarden and Johansen (1980: 576, fig. 197eh). Gilbertson and Ryvarden (1987: 750, fig. 386) gave this as a pantropical species. Dennis +, as Polyporus modestus.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Brazil South America|