Scopuloides rimosa

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Scopuloides rimosa

Identified in the field by Alan Lucas. 29 April 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Peniophora rimosa

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, thin, extensive, lumpy, greyish

Flesh

Soft and waxy when fresh

Smell

Pleasant, fungal

Taste

Unknown

Season

All year

Distribution

Rarely recorded, probably far more common than the records suggest. According to Hugill and Lucas, the species is common in Hampshire.

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped, smooth (3.5-4.5) x (1.5-2) µm2. Basidia club shaped, four spored. Hyphal system monomitic. Metuloid cystidia conical, encrusted. Septocystidia cylindrical, septate, encrusted.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Viewed with a low power microscope, or a loupe, the surface appears crystalline, with numerous needle shaped projections

Additional Photographs

Scopuloides rimosa

Spores in Melzers solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 29 April 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Scopuloides rimosa

Metuloid cystidia and septocystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 29 April 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin