Flagelloscypha minutissima

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Flagelloscypha minutissima

On a dead Rhododendron leaf. 3 October 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Cup shaped, inner surface smooth, greyish white, outer surface coarsely hairy or woolly, margin coarsely hairy, to about 0.5 mm across

Flesh

White

Smell

Unknown

Taste

Unknown

Season

All year

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On dead wood, twigs, woody debris and dead leaves

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores elongated tear drop shaped, smooth, with drops (7-10) x (3.5-4.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 2 spored. Hairs encrusted with sharp crystals, tips thin and needle like, not encrusted.

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

Microscopy is essential for identification as there are several rather similar species