Hohenbuehelia fluxilis

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Hohenbuehelia fluxilis

Identification confirmed by Alick Henrici. RBG Kew herbarium accession number K(M)167648. 9 September 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Hoof shaped then shell shaped, laterally attached to the substrate, upper surface whitish at the margin, pale brown and covered with short hairs near the point of attachment, to about 2 cm across

Gills

Radiating from the point of attachment, whitish to pale cream

Stem

Absent

Flesh

In two layers, the upper one grey brown and gelatinous, the lower one whitish and firm

Smell

Indistinct to mealy

Taste

Mealy

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Very rare

Habitat

On dead branches from deciduous trees, favouring willow and alder

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, (8-10) x (3.5-5) µm2. Basidia 2 spored. Gill edge cystidia metuloid, sometimes with pointed or branched apex. Gill face cystidia metuloid, usually with a conical encrusted apex, resembling a small morel.

Edibility

Unknown

Additional Photographs

Hohenbuehelia fluxilis

9 September 2010, Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Hohenbuehelia fluxilis

Gill face cystidia. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Hohenbuehelia fluxilis

Gill edge cystidium. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin