Spongipellis spumeus

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Spongipellis spumeus

10 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright

Fruiting Body

Bracket shaped, upper surface felty, whitish, pinkish or apricot coloured, pores whitish to straw coloured, 1-2 per mm, tubes to 15mm, to 20 cm across

Flesh

Soft, pinkish, zoned

Smell

Sweetish, pleasant

Taste

Mild

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rarely recorded

Habitat

On living and dead wood from deciduous trees, most often reported on beech

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to subspherical (6-8.5) x (4.5-6.5) µm2. Hyphal system monomitic. Clamp connections present.

Edibility

Unknown

Additional Photographs

Spongipellis spumeus

10 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright

Spongipellis spumeus

The underside showing the pores. 10 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright

Spongipellis spumeus

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 10 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright

Spongipellis spumeus

Hyphae with clamp connections in Congo Red viewed with a x40 objective. 10 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Spongipellis spumeus

Basidia in Congo Red viewed with a x40 objective. 10 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin