Trechispora farinacea

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Trechispora farinacea

15 October 2017 Hampshire . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, thin, smooth, dimpled or toothed, often with mycelial strands at the margin, whitish to ochraceous

Flesh

Soft

Smell

None

Taste

Unknown

Season

All year

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous and coniferous trees, and on dead polypores

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, warty (4-5) x (3.5-4) µm2. Basidia cylindrical, Two to four spored. Cystidia absent. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae with clamps.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Trechispora farinacea

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 15 October 2017 Hampshire . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Trechispora farinacea

Clamped hyphae in Congo Red viewed with a x40 objective. 15 October 2017 Hampshire . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Trechispora farinacea

Basidium in Congo Red viewed with a x40 objective. 15 October 2017 Hampshire . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Trechispora farinacea

Basidia in Congo Red viewed with a x40 objective. 15 October 2017 Hampshire . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin