Collected by John Parsons. 15 February 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Cup shaped, then flattened, inner surface smooth, whitish to cream, underside hairy, white, attached to the substrate by a distinct stem, to about 2 mm across
On dead wood from oak and, more rarely, beech
Ascospores spindle shaped, smooth (7-8) x 2 µm2. Paraphyses cylindrical, tips swollen, septate. Asci eight spored. Hairs club shaped, septate, ends not warty/rough.
Take care not to confuse with L. virgineum and other similar species. This fungus cannot be identified without microscopy.