Sistotrema confluens

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Sistotrema confluens

Identified by Nick Legon. 9 October 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Fan or top shaped, smooth, yellow or orange from the centre, margin whitish, to about 3 cm across

Pores

Whitish, often incomplete and resembling spines

Stem

Tapered, broader at the apex, whitish

Smell

To my nose the smell is fragrant, like cauliflower fungus. Others describe the smell as a mix of hospital corridors (iodoform) and bacon.

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Rarely recorded

Habitat

On soil and leaf litter

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped, smooth (4.5-6) x (2-2.5) µm2.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

The specimens shown were identified by Nick Legon from the photographs.

Additional Photographs

Sistotrema confluens

Identified by Nick Legon. 9 October 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin