Stereum sanguinolentum

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Stereum sanguinolentum

29 December Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Crust like, surface wrinkled, finely hairy when young, then smooth, greyish to brown, margin whitish, bruising bright red, to about 1mm thick

Flesh

Firm, ochraceous, thin

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

On dead wood from coniferous trees including spruce, larch and pine

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores cylindrical, smooth, hyaline, amyloid (8-10) x (2.5-3.5) µm2. Basidia cylindrical, 4-spored. Hyphal system dimitic. Clamp connections absent. Pseudocystidia cylindrical, tips blunt to acute. Acanthocystidia cylindical, tips conical and decorated with spines.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Stereum sanguinolentum

29 December Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Stereum sanguinolentum

29 December Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Stereum sanguinolentum

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 29 December Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin