7 January 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Resupinate, poroid, rust brown, pores circular to angular, 4 to 6 pores per mm, forming large patches
On dead wood from deciduous trees, especially hazel
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.
Very similar to Fuscoporia ferruginosa, from which it can be distinguished by examination of the spores
Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 7 January 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Setae in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 7 January 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin