Lycogala terrestre

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Lycogala terrestre

1 June 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Pink, sub-spherical, less than 1.5cm across, becoming pinkish brown at maturity

Flesh

Slimey, pink-red when young, pinkish brown and powdery when mature

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

All year

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On rotten wood

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical, decorated with a partial network (6-8) x (6-8) µm2

Edibility

Not edible

Notes

Lycogala means Wolfs milk. Lycogala epidendrum is distinguished by a grey peridium (outer skin) and spore mass when mature

Additional Photographs

Lycogala terrestre

Spores and pseudocapillitium, 1 June 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Lycogala terrestre

Spores, 1 June 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin