Rhodotus palmatus

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Rhodotus palmatus

November 2002 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened, wrinkled, margin inrolled, orange or pink, to about 8 cm across

Gills

Adnate, broad, veined, pink

Stem

+/- equal, longitudinally lined, fibrous, often bleeding red fluid, whitish to pale pink

Flesh

Firm, pale pink

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Bitter

Season

Autumn to winter

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead wood of deciduous trees, favouring elm

Spore Print

Pink

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical, warty (5-7) µm

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This beautiful fungus can be quite common where dead Elm wood is plentiful

Additional Photographs

Rhodotus palmatus

November 2002 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin