Phlebia tremellosa

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Phlebia tremellosa

2 November 2007 Essex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Merulius tremellosus

Common Name

Jelly Rot

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, strongly attached to the substrate, thin, sometimes forming small brackets, fertile surface buff to pinkish, upper surface of brackets whitish and hairy

Flesh

Gelatinous, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn to spring

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On stumps and fallen branches, usually from deciduous trees

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped, smooth (3.5-4.5) x (1-1.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Take care not to confuse with Phlebia radiata