Vuilleminia comedens

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Vuilleminia comedens

25 January 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, waxy to gelatinous, thin, smooth, cream to ochraceous

Flesh

Gelatinous, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

Autumn to spring

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

On dead wood, usually oak, rarely on wood from other trees. The fungus grows beneath the bark, which curls back.

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped, smooth, thin walled, with drops (18-25) x (5-7.5) µm2. Basidia clavate 4 spored, containing drops, sinuous, with a basal clamp. Hyphal system monomitic, thin walled, 2-3 µm wide, with clamps, cyanophilous. Dendrohyphidia cylindrical, sometimes encrusted. Cystidia not present.

Edibility

Unknown

Additional Photographs

Vuilleminia comedens

25 January 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Vuilleminia comedens

Spores in Melzer&aposs solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 25 January 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Vuilleminia comedens

Dendrohyphidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 25 January 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Vuilleminia comedens

A basidium in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 25 January 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin