3 September 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Shell shaped, surface smooth, white then ivory to pale brown, laterally attached to the substrate, to about 8 cm across
Pale buff to pale rust, fairly close
Lateral, rudimentary or absent
Thin, gelatinous beneath the cap surface, white
On dead branches and trunks of deciduous trees
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7-9) x (5-6.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Gill edge cystidia irregular, cylindrical to narrowly flask shaped.
This fungus can be recognised by the thin gelatinous cap cuticle, which can be exposed by squashing the flesh between thumb and forefinger. Crepidotus calolepis has brown scales on the upper surface.