Coniophora puteana

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Coniophora puteana

On beech. 10 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Wet rot

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, smooth to rough, yellow to olivaceous brown, margin white, fibrillose, forming large patches

Flesh

Soft, thin, white to brown

Season

All year

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On damp rotten wood

Spore Print

Oliveaceous brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth, cyanophilic (10-16) x (6-10) µm2. Basidia clavate, four spored. Hyphal system monomitic, clamps sometimes present in basal hyphae. Cystidia absent. Hyphoid basidioles present.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This fungus causes wet rot in damp houses, and outbuildings

Additional Photographs

Coniophora puteana

10 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Coniophora puteana

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 10 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Coniophora puteana

A hypha with multiple clamps in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 10 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Coniophora puteana

Basidium in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 10 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Coniophora puteana

Basidioles in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 10 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin