Heteromycophaga glandulosae

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Heteromycophaga glandulosae

RBG Kew herbarium accession number K(M)162107. 17 January 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Small white galls on the surface of Exidia glandulosa, to about 2 mm across

Flesh

Gelatinous, white

Distribution

Very rare: known from South Devon, Dorset, Surrey, Hertfordshire, and West Sussex.

Habitat

Parasitic on Exidia glandulosa

Notes

I am grateful to Dr. B.M.Spooner, of Kew, for identifying the specimens in the photograph. The species was first collected (1993) and described by Peter Roberts, a mycologist at Kew