Resupinatus poriaeformis

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Resupinatus poriaeformis

16 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Urn shaped, outer surface greyish, rough, with a whitish margin, inner surface grey, smooth, about 0.5 mm across, growing in swarms that can be more than a meter across

Smell

Indistinct

Season

Autumn to spring

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On very rotten wood from deciduous trees, most often recorded on willow, beech and birch

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores spherical, smooth (4.5-5.5) µm

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

To the naked eye this fungus looks like a dull grey resupinate fungus. A loupe reveals the individual cups. It could be confused with several species including Merismodes anomola.

Additional Photographs

Resupinatus poriaeformis

16 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Resupinatus poriaeformis

A crop from the first image. 16 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Resupinatus poriaeformis

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 16 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin