Mycoacia aurea

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Mycoacia aurea

Identified in the field by Alan Lucas. 17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, thin, tightly attached to the substrate, covered with tooth like spines, each about 2 to 4 mm long, whitish, yellowish or ochraceous

Flesh

Thin, yellowish, waxy when damp, brittle when dry. No colour change when exposed to KOH solution.

Smell

Indistinct.

Taste

Unknown.

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped (3.5-5) x (1.5-2) µm2. Cystidia absent. Hyphoid cystidioles present. Basidia 4 spored, with basal clamp.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

The specimens shown were identified in the field by Alan Lucas. I confirmed that the flesh did not change colour when exposed to KOH solution, and the microscopic features were as expected.

Additional Photographs

Mycoacia aurea

Identified in the field by Alan Lucas. 17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycoacia aurea

Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 12 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin