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14 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Convex with a narrow central bump, expanding with age, fibrous, yellow, orange or red, to about 5 cm across
Broad, fairly distant, yellow, then reddish brown
Equal, yellow, or orange with a yellow background, or red with a yellow background, pale at the apex, becoming more brown with age
On damp ground in deciduous woods, favouring willow and alder
Spores ellipsoidal, warty (8-11.5) x (5-6.5) µm2
This beautiful fungus is easily recognised by the distinctive colours and the habitat. The different colour forms can grow side by side.
Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 14 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
18 October 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
October 2001 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin