Lachnum niveum

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Lachnum niveum

Collected by John Parsons. 15 February 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

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

Flesh

Thin, white

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead wood from oak and, more rarely, beech

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

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.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Take care not to confuse with L. virgineum and other similar species. This fungus cannot be identified without microscopy.