Resupinatus applicatus

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Resupinatus applicatus

15 October 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Shell shaped, sometimes with thick hairs on the upper surface close to the point of attachment, attached to the substrate laterally, grey to dark grey, to about 1 cm across

Gills

Thin, narrow, somewhat distant, grey

Flesh

Thin, grey

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn to early winter

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead wood and woody debris

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores spherical to sub-spherical, smooth (4-5) µm

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

Some authorities consider forms with hairs on the upper surface to be a separate species known as R. trichotis. However, the two forms are microscopically identical, and according to some authors, intermediate forms are not uncommon. This rarely reported species is easily missed due to its small size

Additional Photographs

Resupinatus applicatus

15 October 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Resupinatus applicatus

December 1996. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin