Crepidotus mollis var calolepis

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Crepidotus mollis var calolepis

29 August 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Laterally attached to the substrate, initially hoof shaped, and densely covered in velvety dark brown scales, expanding with age, becoming smooth with sparse scales, pale brown, to about 7 cm across

Gills

Radiating from the point of attachment, fairly broad and thick, initially whitish, then buff

Stem

Absent

Flesh

Firm, gelatinous beneath the cap surface, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring ash

Spore Print

Cinnamon brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7-9) x (5-6.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Gill edge cystidia irregular, cylindrical to narrowly flask shaped.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Specimens collected on 8 November 2009 in Surrey are stored at Kew: RBG Kew herbarium accession number K(M)165026.

Additional Photographs

Crepidotus mollis var calolepis

29 August 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Crepidotus mollis var calolepis

29 August 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin