15 November 2015 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Convex, expanding, funnel shaped with age, hygrophanous, whitish to pale pink, to about 4 cm across
Decurrent, somewhat distant, white then salmon pink
Cylindrical, whitish sometimes with a pink tinge
Faint, like tomato leaves
Autumn to winter
On small branches and litter in woods, usually with deciduous trees, favouring beech
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7-9) x (4-5) µm2. Basidia 4 spored. Clamp connections present.
I am grateful to Andreas Gminder for his help in identifying the specimens shown.
Spores in Congo red viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 15 November 2015. Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Cap hyphae in Congo red showing clamp connections viewed with a x40 objective. 15 November 2015. Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin