Merismodes anomala

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Merismodes anomala

28 February 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Cyphellopsis anomala

Fruiting Body

Cup or disk shaped, with a short stem, inner surface smooth, grey, outer surface coarsely hairy, brown, margin pale, to about 0.5 mm across

Flesh

Soft

Smell

Unknown

Taste

Unknown

Season

All year

Distribution

Rarely recorded

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, especially beech, usually in large groups

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal (8-10) x (4-5) µm2. Basidia four spored. Hairs at cap margin encrusted, sometimes slightly expanded at the ends.

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

The wood beneath the fungus is covered with a mycelial mat or subiculum. This fungus cannot reliably be separated from other members of the same genus without microscopy.

Additional Photographs

Merismodes anomala

A crop from the first image. 28 February 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Merismodes anomala

Spores in Congo red viewed with a x100 immersion objective and x2.5 projection lens. 28 February 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Merismodes anomala

Encrusted cap margin hairs viewed with a x40 objective and x2.5 projection lens. 28 February 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin