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RBG Kew herbarium accession number K(M)160935. 8 November 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Convex, margin furrowed, whitish, usually with a brown centre, to about 7 mm across
Distant and few in number, white or pale grey
Thin, translucent, whitish
Thin, brittle, white
Rarely reported, but probably not uncommon. The species is easily overlooked, and impossible to identify without a microscope.
On bark of living and dead deciduous trees, and on litter in deciduous woods
Spores ellipsoidal (9-12) x (5-6) µm2. Gill edge cystidia club or spindle shaped and densely covered with warts, and spines. Cap hyphae similarly densely covered in warts and spines. Sparse club and spindle shaped cystida on the cap surface, densely covered with warts and spines. Stem covered in short hairs, typically 10 µm long. Some irregular cystidia on the stem base, densely covered in warts and spines.
Unknown, but too small to be worthwhile
This species cannot be recognised without a microscope.
Spores viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 8 November 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin