Crepidotus applanatus

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Crepidotus applanatus

29 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Kidney shaped to tongue shaped, surface smooth, whitish, then pale cinnamon, to about 5 cm wide

Gills

Decurrent, crowded, whitish then pale cinnamon

Stem

Short, lateral, concolorous with the cap, slightly woolly

Flesh

Thin, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring beech

Spore Print

Cinnamon brown

Microscopic Features

Spores subspherical, finely warty (4.5-6) µm. Gill edge cystidia finger shaped to club shaped.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This species could be confused with several species including C. mollis and C. autochthonus

Additional Photographs

Crepidotus applanatus

29 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Crepidotus applanatus

29 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Crepidotus applanatus

15 September 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Crepidotus applanatus

15 September 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Crepidotus applanatus

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion microscope objective and x2.5 projecton eyepiece. 29 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin