Creopus gelatinosus

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Creopus gelatinosus

19 July 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Small irregular blobs, whitish, then pale yellow, with dark spots which become green with age, to about 3 mm across

Flesh

Hard when immature, becoming gelatinous

Smell

None

Taste

Unknown

Season

Spring to autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

In dense clusters on rotten wood

Microscopic Features

Sub-spherical to ellipsoidal, warty (5-7) x (4-4.5) µm2. Asci 16 spored.

Edibility

Unknown, but too small to be worthwhile

Notes

I am grateful to Dr. Brian Spooner, of Kew, for identifying the specimens in the first photo

Additional Photographs

Creopus gelatinosus

21 October 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Creopus gelatinosus

An ascus and spores viewed with a x100 oil immersion objective. 25 July 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin