Crepidotus crocophyllus

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Crepidotus crocophyllus

Identified by Nick Legon. Confirmed by Dr. B.M.Spooner, at Kew. RBG Kew herbarium accession number K(M)167651. 16 October 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Shell shaped, laterally and narrowly attached to the substrate, sparsely to densely covered with dark brown hairs on an orange background, to about 2 cm across

Gills

Eccentric, somewhat distant, pale orange

Stem

Rudimentary, concolorous with the gills, or slightly deeper orange

Flesh

Firm, orange, slowly red when exposed to KOH solution

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Very rare. The photo shows the first confirmed British collection.

Habitat

On rotten deciduous wood

Spore Print

Cinnamon

Microscopic Features

Spores globose, very finely spiny (5.5-7) µm across. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Gill edge cystidia finger shaped. Cuticle hairs about 10 µm wide, with clamp connections at the septa.

Edibility

Unknown

Additional Photographs

Crepidotus crocophyllus

Cuticle hairs seen through a x40 objective. Note the clamp connections at the septa. 16 October 2010. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Crepidotus crocophyllus

Spores stained with Melzer's Reagent seen through a x100 immersion objective. 16 October 2010. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin