Terana caerulea

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Terana caerulea

1 December 2012 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Pulcherricium caeruleum

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, thin, deep blue to grey brown

Flesh

Thin, waxy and soft when fresh, brittle when dry

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

All year, sporulating in autumn and winter

Distribution

Rare, more common in the west

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring ash

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal (6.5-9) x (4.5-5.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Similar species include Trichaptum abietinum and T. fuscoviolaceum, which grow on wood from conifers

Additional Photographs

Terana caerulea

1 December 2012 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin