Sowerbyella radiculata

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Sowerbyella radiculata

13 October 2015 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Cup or clam shaped, expanding with age, inner surface lemon yellow or sulphur-yellow, underside pale, scurfy, with a prominent rooting stem, to about 4 cm across

Flesh

Brittle, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On soil with conifers

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Ascospores ellipsoidal, patterned with a partially connected network (12-15) x (6-7.5) µm2. Asci 8-spored. Paraphyses cylindrical, sometimes branched, septate, curved, tips swollen.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Could be confused with yellow forms of Aleuria aurantia

Additional Photographs

Sowerbyella radiculata

13 October 2015 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Sowerbyella radiculata

13 October 2015 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Sowerbyella radiculata

Spores in cotton blue viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 13 October 2015 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin