Amylostereum laevigatum

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Amylostereum laevigatum

Identified in the field by Alan Lucas. 17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, thin, waxy when moist, hard when dry, greyish to brown, forming extensive patches on the substrate

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

All year

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On bark and dead wood of Yew and other conifers

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores cylindrical, smooth, amyloid (7-12) x (3-4) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Cystidia cylindrical with a heavily encrusted conical apex, thick walled, amyloid. Hyphal system monomitic, clamp connections present (hard to see).

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Amylostereum laevigatum

Identified in the field by Alan Lucas. 17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Amylostereum laevigatum

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Amylostereum laevigatum

Skeletocystidium in Melzer's solution viewed with a x40 objective. 17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Amylostereum laevigatum

Skeletocystidia in Melzer's solution viewed with a x40 objective. 17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin