Pseudaleuria fibrillosa

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Pseudaleuria fibrillosa

23 October 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Cheilymenia fibrillosa

Fruiting Body

Cup shaped, orange, upper surface smooth, underside with whitish hairs, to about 2 cm across

Flesh

Fragile, orange

Smell

Indistinct

Season

Autumn and less often in winter and spring

Distribution

Rarely recorded

Habitat

On soil

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (15-17) x (8-9) µm2. Paraphyses thin with an expanded tip. Excipular hairs (on the underside) finger like, some brown and septate, some hyaline.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

The specimen shown was identified using Microfungi on Miscellaneous Substrates by Ellis and Ellis. This species cannot be recognised without microscopy.

Additional Photographs

Pseudaleuria fibrillosa

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 23 October 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pseudaleuria fibrillosa

Paraphyses viewed with a x40 microscope objective. 23 October 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pseudaleuria fibrillosa

Hairs on the underside viewed with a x40 microscope objective. 23 October 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin