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Lachnum virgineum

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Lachnum virgineum

21 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonymns

Dasyscyphus virgineus

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

White

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On dead wood and woody debris

Microscopic Features

Ascospores spindle shaped, smooth (6-10) x (1.5-2.5) µm2. Paraphyses lanceolate, septate. Asci eight spored. Hairs club shaped, septate, warty/rough.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This fungus cannot be identified without microscopy.

Additional Photographs

Lachnum virgineum

A crop from the previous image. 21 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Lachnum virgineum

Spores in Lactophenol Cotton Blue viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 21 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Lachnum virgineum

Marginal hairs in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 21 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Lachnum virgineum

Collected by John Parsons. 22 February 2009 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin