Naucoria escharioides

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Naucoria escharioides

6 September 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened, sometimes with a central bump, fibrous, yellow brown with a darker centre, to about 3 cm across

Gills

Adnexed, thin, close, yellow brown, darkening with age

Stem

Equal, apex pale, darker towards the base, yellow brown

Flesh

Brown, thin

Smell

Radish

Taste

Radish

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On damp ground with alder

Spore Print

Brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, coarsely roughened (9-12) x (5-6.5) µm2. Gill edge cystidia lageniform. Basidia 4 spored, clavate.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Naucoria escharioides

6 September 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Naucoria escharioides

Spores viewed with a x100 oil immersion objective and x2.5 projection lens. 6 September 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Naucoria escharioides

Gill edge cystidia viewed with a x40 objective and x2.5 projection lens. 6 September 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin