Naucoria bohemica

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Naucoria bohemica

31 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding with age usually with a central bump, reddish brown, darker at the centre, translucently lined towards the margin, with a whitish edge when young, drying pale, about 1 to 3 cm across

Gills

Broad, somewhat distant, narrowly attached to free, brown with a whitish edge

Stem

Equal, silvery white and fibrous on a pale brown background

Flesh

Thin, brown

Smell

Faint, radish

Taste

Faint, radish

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

In damp deciduous woods, especially willow

Spore Print

Olive brown

Microscopic Features

Spores almond and lemon shaped, coarsely roughened (11-13) x (7-8.5) µm2. Gill edge cystidia cylindrical to club shaped. Basidia 2 spored, club shaped.

Edibility

Unknown

Additional Photographs

Naucoria bohemica

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 31 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Naucoria bohemica

Basidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 31 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Naucoria bohemica

Gill edge cystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 31 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Naucoria bohemica

Cap cuticle in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 31 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Naucoria bohemica

Cap cuticle in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 31 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin