Peniophora incarnata

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Peniophora incarnata

31 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Crust like, surface smooth to powdery, cracking when dry, pinkish orange, margin pale when young

Flesh

Soft when fresh, pale orange

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped, smooth (8-10) x (3.5-5) µm2. Basidia slenderly club shaped, 4 spored. Hyphal system monomitic. Hyphae with clamp connections. Gloeocystidia cylindrical, thin walled, with granular content. Lamprocystidia conical, thin walled, smooth then encrusted.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Peniophora incarnata

31 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Peniophora incarnata

A dry specimen. 22 February 2009 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Peniophora incarnata

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

Peniophora incarnata

Lamprocystidium in Melzer's solution viewed with a x40 objective. 31 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin