Lachnum virgineum

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Lachnum virgineum

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

Synonyms

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

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