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On a fallen beech tree. 18 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Bracket shaped, thin, upper surface velvety, grey with a white margin, darkening with age, underside covered with pores, grey, darkening with age, each bracket grows to about 3 cm across
On living and dead wood from deciduous trees favouring beech
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth, with drops (4-5.5) x (2.5-3) µm2. Basidia cylindrical, 4 spored. Hyphal system monomitic. Hyphae branched, with clamps.
18 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin