Steccherinum ochraceum

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Steccherinum ochraceum

Found by Jon Stokes. Identified by Alan Lucas. 27 November 2016 Exbury Gardens, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, irregular, sometimes also forming brackets, upper surface whitish, underside decorated with teeth that grow to 2.5 mm tall, pale ochraceous to salmon pink, margin felty, white

Smell

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, especially beech

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (3-3.5) x (2-2.5) µm2. Hyphal system dimitic, generative hyphae clamped, thin walled, skeletal hyphae thick walled. Cystidia cylindrical, heavily encrusted at the apices. Basidia clavate, 4-spored, with a basal clamp.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Steccherinum ochraceum

Found by Jon Stokes. Identified by Alan Lucas. 27 November 2016 Exbury Gardens, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Steccherinum ochraceum

Identified by Alan Lucas. 27 November 2016 Exbury Gardens, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Steccherinum ochraceum

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 27 November 2016 Exbury Gardens, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Steccherinum ochraceum

Cystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 27 November 2016 Exbury Gardens, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Steccherinum ochraceum

Cystidium in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 27 November 2016 Exbury Gardens, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin