Peniophora quercina

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Peniophora quercina

On oak. 20 November 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Thin, resupinate, surface wrinkled, reddish brown, underside blackish

Flesh

Firm, gelatinous, reddish brown

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

All year

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

On dead branches, usually still attached to the tree, favouring oak

Spore Print

Pink

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped, smooth (9-12) x (3-4) µm2. Basidia slenderly club shaped, 4 spored. Lamprocystidia spindle shaped, upper half encrusted, to cylindrical with an encrusted conical tip. Clamp connections seen in the hyphae.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

In dry conditions this species shrinks to a thin brittle grey to greyish pink layer with curling edges and cracks in the surface