Basidioradulum radula

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Basidioradulum radula

On wild cherry, Prunus avium. 20 February 2016 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Hyphoderma radula

Fruiting Body

Crust like, thin, decorated with blunt teeth, 2-5 mm long, cream to yellowish, margin white

Flesh

White, soft when fresh, hard when dry

Season

All year

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring wild cherry (Prunus avium)

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped (8-10) x (3-5) µm2. Basidia 4 spored. Hyphal system monomitic, clamps present, cystidia tubular.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Rather similar to Radulomyces molaris

Additional Photographs

Basidioradulum radula

Spores in Congo red viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 20 February Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Basidioradulum radula

Collected and identified by John Parsons. On Cherry. 22 February 2009 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin