Exidia glandulosa

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Exidia glandulosa

17 January 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Exidia truncata

Fruiting Body

Top or disk shaped, underside densely covered with small warts, upper surface smooth with sparse warts, dark brown, to about 6 cm across

Flesh

Gelatinous, dark brown

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On dead deciduous wood, favouring oak

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped or cylindrical, smooth (14-19) x (4.5-5.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Take care not to confuse with Auricularia auricula-judae and Tremella foliacea

Additional Photographs

Exidia glandulosa

17 January 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Exidia glandulosa

17 January 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Exidia glandulosa

Note the unusual growths. According to Dr. B.M.Spooner of Kew, these are almost certainly Heteromycophaga glandulosae, a parasitic fungus. 17 January 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Exidia glandulosa

Spores viewed with a x100 immerson objective. 20 December 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin