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Young specimens. 8 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Convex, expanding with age, sometimes flat, smooth, sometimes lined at the margin, reddish brown when moist, drying pale brown, about 2 to 10 cm across
Narrowly adnate, broad, pale brown then reddish brown
Cylindrical or club shaped, pale brown, longitudinally fibrous, pruinose
On stumps and at the base of living trees, usually clustered
Spores ellipsoidal to bean shaped, smooth (6.5-11) x (4-5.5) µm2. Gill edge cystidia flask shaped, some with an encrusted apex. Cap cuticle cells club and pear shaped.
Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 8 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Gill edge cystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 8 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin