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Found by David Dell. 26 February 2011 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Inverted cup shaped (cyphelloid), flattening with age, margin +/- lobed, laterally attached to the substrate, pale brown to whitish, to about 1 cm across
Smooth then vein like, pale brown
Faint, of Pelargonium
Autumn to spring
Rare, probably overlooked
Spores tear drop shaped with a distinct apiculus at the narrow end, smooth (6-10) x (3.5-5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Gill cystidia absent. Clamp connections absent.
This species could easily be confused with A. spathulata. I am grateful to David Dell for providing me with the location of a site.
26 February 2011 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Spores viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 26 February 2011 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin