Scutellinia umbrarum

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Scutellinia umbrarum

31 October 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Disk shaped, surface smooth, orange, margin decorated with brown hairs, to about 15 mm across

Flesh

Firm, orange

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Spring to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On damp rotten wood

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, warty/roughened, with many oil drops (19-21) x (11-13) µm2. Paraphyses septate, cylindrical, tips slightly expanded. Marginal hairs septate, tips pointed, sometimes branched at the base, to about 500 µm long.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This fungus is rather similar to Scutellinia scutellata, both macroscopically and microscopically. It is distinguished by the orange colour slightly larger spores, and shorter marginal hairs.

Additional Photographs

Scutellinia umbrarum

12 September 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin