Phanerochaete velutina

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Phanerochaete velutina

13 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, loosely attached to the substrate, smooth or bumpy, whitish, cream, beige or orange, margin white and fibrous, forming patches several cm across

Flesh

Whitish, waxy

Smell

None according to the literature.

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, rarely from conifers

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (5-7) x (3-3.5) µm2. Basidia clavate, four spored. Hyphal system monomitic. Cystidia thick walled, cylindrical to needle shaped, upper part heavily encrusted.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

The specimen shown had an unpleasant smell like Lepiota cristata.

Additional Photographs

Phanerochaete velutina

Spores in Melzer'2 solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 13 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Phanerochaete velutina

Basidium in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 13 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Phanerochaete velutina

Tissue fragment with cystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x20 objective. 13 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Phanerochaete velutina

Cystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 13 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin