Fuscoporia ferrea

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Fuscoporia ferrea

7 January 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, poroid, rust brown, pores circular to angular, 4 to 6 pores per mm, forming large patches

Flesh

Rust brown

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, especially hazel

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped (6-7.5) x (2-2.5) µm2. Basidia clavate, four spored. Hyphal system dimitic. Cystidia absent. Hymenial setae awl shaped, dark brown, to about 30 µm long.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Very similar to Fuscoporia ferruginosa, from which it can be distinguished by examination of the spores

Additional Photographs

Fuscoporia ferrea

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 7 January 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fuscoporia ferrea

Setae in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 7 January 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin