Chromocyphella muscicola

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Chromocyphella muscicola

Identified by Alan Lucas. 17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Cup shaped, laterally attached to the host, upper surface finely hairy, lower fertile surface smooth, sometimes wrinkled, initially cream then brown with age, to about 4 mm across

Smell

Unknown

Taste

Unknown

Season

Autumn to spring

Distribution

Rarely recorded, with no records from the south east

Habitat

Parasitic on living mosses, usually on tree trunks

Spore Print

Cinnamon brown

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical, finely warty (7-10) µm. Basidia 4 spored.

Edibility

Unknown

Additional Photographs

Chromocyphella muscicola

17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Chromocyphella muscicola

17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Chromocyphella muscicola

Spores in Congo Red viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin