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25 October 2013 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Convex, expanding with age, often with a broad central bump, smooth, hygrophanous, yellowish brown to grey brown, bruising black, to about 9 cm across
Moderately crowded, adnate, sometimes with a decurrent tooth, whitish, bruising bluish then black
Cylindrical to club shaped, whitish to greyish, turning slowly black on bruising
Whitish, slowly turning black
Very rarely recorded, quite probably overlooked or misidentified
Usually in coniferous woods, rarely with deciduous trees
Spores almond shaped or rhomboidal depending on viewpoint, smooth (8.5-11.5) x (5-6.5) µm2.
Both collections were found in the same location. They were identified using the keys and descriptions in Funga Nordica. The identification has not been independently confirmed.
Spores viewed with a x100 immersion objective and x2.5 projection lens. 25 October 2013 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
RBG Kew herbarium accession number K(M)167655. 2 October 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin