Ceriporia triumphalis

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Ceriporia triumphalis

On a beech log. 19 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, poroid, pale to bright orange, becoming dark red with age and on bruising, about 6 to 8 pores per mm, margin pale, woolly

Flesh

Very soft, deep red on application of KOH solution

Smell

Indistinct

Season

Autumn to spring

Distribution

Very rare

Habitat

On dead wood, especially beech

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores cylindircal and sausage shaped, smooth, hyaline (4-5) x (1-1.5) µm2. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae embedded in oily matter, some hyphae lightly encrusted, clamps absent. Cystidia not present. Basidia cylindrical to club shaped with 4 spores.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

There have been a handful of English collections of a poroid matching the collection shown which were recorded as Ceriporia spissa. The latter species was described from Massachusetts in the USA. DNA analysis carried out on the first collection showed that it was C. triumphalis.

Additional Photographs

Ceriporia triumphalis

19 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Ceriporia triumphalis

A crop from the first image. 19 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

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After applying a drop of KOH solution. 19 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

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Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 19 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

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Hyphae in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 19 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin