Gloeocystidiellum porosum

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Gloeocystidiellum porosum

17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, forming a thin layer on the substrate, smooth to lumpy, cream to pale yellowish

Flesh

Soft, waxy, pale yellowish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

Autumn to spring

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On dead wood, especially beech and hazel

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-cylindrical to ellipsoidal, thin walled, warty, amyloid (5-6) x (2.5-3) µm2. Basidia clavate 4 spored, with a basal clamp. Hyphal system monomitic, with clamps, 2-3 µm wide. Gloeocystidia numerous, cylindrical, tapered, somewhat irregular.

Edibility

Unknown

Additional Photographs

Gloeocystidiellum porosum

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Gloeocystidiellum porosum

Gloeocystidium in Melzer's solution viewed with a x40 objective. 17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Gloeocystidiellum porosum

Gloeocystidia in Melzer's solution viewed with a x40 objective. 17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin