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Trechispora nivea

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Trechispora nivea

15 October 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, thin, covered with spines up to 1 mm long, often with mycelial strands at the margin, whitish to pale yellow

Flesh

Soft, fragile

Smell

None

Season

All year

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, warty (3.5-4) x (2.5-3) µm2. Basidia cylindrical, four spored. Cystidia absent. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae encrusted, with clamps.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Trechispora nivea

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

Trechispora nivea

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

Trechispora nivea

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

Trechispora nivea

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