Identified in the field by Alan Lucas. 29 April 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Resupinate, thin, extensive, lumpy, greyish
Soft and waxy when fresh
Rarely recorded, probably far more common than the records suggest. According to Hugill and Lucas, the species is common in Hampshire.
On dead wood from deciduous trees
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.
Viewed with a low power microscope, or a loupe, the surface appears crystalline, with numerous needle shaped projections
Spores in Melzers solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 29 April 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Metuloid cystidia and septocystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 29 April 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin