Hohenbuehelia auriscalpium

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Hohenbuehelia auriscalpium

29 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Fan shaped, covered with fine white scales, dark brown to whitish, laterally attached to the substrate, to about 4 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, white

Stem

Short or absent, tapering towards the base, whitish

Flesh

White to brownish

Smell

Mealy

Taste

Mealy

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring beech

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores broadly ellipsoidal (5-6.5) x (3.5-4.5) µm2. Basidia 2 or 4 spored. Gill metuloids spindle shaped, thick walled. Clamp connections present in the cap hyphae.

Notes

Apparently often confused with H. petaloides which grows on the ground. The specimens shown were exuding a white fluid from the gills, a phenomenon not referred to in the literature.

Additional Photographs

Hohenbuehelia auriscalpium

29 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Hohenbuehelia auriscalpium

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion microscope objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 29 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Hohenbuehelia auriscalpium

Metaloids viewed with a x40 microscope objective. 29 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Hohenbuehelia auriscalpium

Metaloid viewed with a x40 microscope objective. 29 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Hohenbuehelia auriscalpium

Clamp connections in the cap cuticle viewed with a x40 microscope objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 29 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin