Arrhenia retiruga

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Arrhenia retiruga

Found by David Dell. 26 February 2011 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Inverted cup shaped (cyphelloid), flattening with age, margin +/- lobed, laterally attached to the substrate, pale brown to whitish, to about 1 cm across

Gills

Smooth then vein like, pale brown

Stem

Absent

Flesh

Thin, whitish

Smell

Faint, of Pelargonium

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn to spring

Distribution

Rare, probably overlooked

Habitat

On moss

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores tear drop shaped with a distinct apiculus at the narrow end, smooth (6-10) x (3.5-5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Gill cystidia absent. Clamp connections absent.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This species could easily be confused with A. spathulata. I am grateful to David Dell for providing me with the location of a site.

Additional Photographs

Arrhenia retiruga

26 February 2011 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Arrhenia retiruga

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 26 February 2011 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin