Mycoacia fuscoatra

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Mycoacia fuscoatra

29 October 2013 New Forest. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, thin, with tooth like spines, each about 1 to 3 mm long, often fused at the base, cream, darkening to ochraceous, then blackish brown

Flesh

Thin, waxy when damp, brittle when dry

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

Autumn to winter

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On rotten wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal (5-6) x (2-2.5) µm2. Cystidia spindle or needle shaped. Terminating hyphae at the tips of the spines encrusted. Basidia 4 spored.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This species cannot be recognised without microscopy. It could be confused with Mycoacia uda.

Additional Photographs

Mycoacia fuscoatra

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion microscope eyepiece and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 29 October 2013 New Forest. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycoacia fuscoatra

Cystidia viewed with a x40 immersion microscope eyepiece and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 29 October 2013 New Forest. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycoacia fuscoatra

Cystidia viewed with a x40 immersion microscope eyepiece and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 29 October 2013 New Forest. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycoacia fuscoatra

An encrusted hypha at the tip of a spine, viewed with a x40 immersion microscope eyepiece and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 29 October 2013 New Forest. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin