Pulvinula convexella

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Pulvinula convexella

15 August 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Pulvinula constellatio

Fruiting Body

Disk shaped, irregular, upper surface orange red, lower surface whitish or pinkish, to about 1 cm across

Flesh

Pinkish to red

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On sandy soil, and burnt ground

Microscopic Features

Spores spherical, smooth, filled with many drops (13-15) µm across. Paraphyses thin, filled with drops, equal, curved at the end. Asci eight spored (200-270) x (15-20) µm2

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

This fungus cannot be identified without a microscope

Additional Photographs

Pulvinula convexella

RBG Kew herbarium accession number K(M)160936. 23 October 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pulvinula convexella

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion objective. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pulvinula convexella

Ascus viewed with a x40 objective. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pulvinula convexella

Asci and paraphyses viewed with a x40 objective. 15 August 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin