Exidia plana

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Exidia plana

14 December 2008 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Multiple brain like lobes, narrowly attached to the substrate, shiny, smooth with widely separated warts, dark brown to black, to about 5 cm across

Flesh

Gelatinous, dark brown to black

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On dead wood of deciduous trees, rarely on oak, usually in fused groups forming a gelatinous mat

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped or cylindrical, smooth (12-15) x (4-5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Exidia plana

14 December 2008 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Exidia plana

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 14 December 2008 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin