Panellus serotinus

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Panellus serotinus

October 2002 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Bracket or shell shaped, smooth, sticky when damp, colour very variable, dark grey, olive green or ochraceous, to about 15 cm across

Gills

Whitish to ochraceous

Stem

Lateral, broad, yellowish, covered with coarse dark brown hairs

Flesh

Firm, white, gelatinous beneath the cap cuticle

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn to winter

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On living and dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

Pale yellow

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped, +/- curved, smooth (4-5.5) x (1-2) µm2

Edibility

Inedible