Anthracobia melaloma

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Anthracobia melaloma

20 October 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Saucer shaped, inner surface smooth, orange, underside rough, pale orange, decorated with small tufts of brown hairs, to about 3 mm across

Flesh

Thin, orange

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

All year

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On burnt ground

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth, with two drops (14-22) x (7-11) µm2. Asci 8 spored. Paraphyses cylindrical, tips swollen, septate. Hairs to about 10 µm wide, and often over 100 µm long.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

The specimens shown were identified using Microfungi on Miscellaneous Substrates by Ellis and Ellis. This species cannot be recognised without microscopy.