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23 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Top or fan shaped, white, then reddish brown, zoned, to about 20 cm wide.
Whitish, then pinkish, sometimes exuding droplets of red liquid when young, irregular, large, often slot like, often decurrent
Central or lateral, thick, white then pink
Late autumn to summer
On dead wood of broad leaved trees, often appearing to grow on soil, but actually growing from buried wood
Basidiospores ellipsoidal, hyaline, inamyloid, smooth (4.5-6.5) x (3.5-5) µm2. Chlamydospores sub-spherical (3-5) x (3-4.5) µm2. Basidia slender, clavate, four spored. Hyphal system monomitic, clamps present. Gloeocystidia slender, sinuous, clavate.
23 October 2014 Hampshire. The underside showing the pores. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin