Steccherinum fimbriatum

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Steccherinum fimbriatum

Identified in the field by Paul Hugill. 17 December 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, loosely attached to the substrate, covered with spines 2 to 3 mm long, pale lilac to pink, margin fringed, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring ash

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (3-4) x (2.5-3) µm2. Hyphal system dimitic. Generative hyphae thin walled, clamped. Skeletal hyphae thick walled. Skeletocystidia cylindrical, thick walled, upper half encrusted. Basidia slenderly club shaped, 4 spored, with a basal clamp.

Edibility

Unknown but of no value