Rutstroemia firma

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Rutstroemia firma

13 December 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Cup shaped, with a distinct stem, becoming disk shaped with age, yellowish brown to reddish brown, to about 15 mm across

Flesh

Brittle, brown

Smell

Indistinct

Season

Autumn to winter

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring oak but also hazel and alder

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores cylindrical, 1-3 septa when mature, often with a small knob at each end (13-17) x (3-5) µm2. Asci 8 spored. Paraphyses filliform, septate, forked near the base.

Edibility

Unknown

Additional Photographs

Rutstroemia firma

Spores in Congo Red viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 13 December 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin