Pluteus hispidulus

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Pluteus hispidulus

11 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, with a narrow umbo, coarsely scaly, greyish brown, to 2 cm across

Gills

Free, broad, whitish then pink

Stem

Equal, whitish, longitudinally lined, base slightly floccose

Flesh

Whitish, fragile

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead wood in deciduous woods, favouring beech

Spore Print

Pink

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical, smooth (6-8) x (5-6) µm2. Cap hyphae filamentous. Gill edge cystidia clavate to utriform.

Edibility

Unknown

Additional Photographs

Pluteus hispidulus

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 11 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus hispidulus

Gill edge cystidia in Congo Red viewed with a x40 objective. 11 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus hispidulus

Pileipellis hyphae in Congo Red viewed with a x40 objective. 11 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin