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Postia caesia

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Postia caesia

17 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonymns

Oligoporus caesius

Common Name

Blue Cheese Fungus

Fruiting Body

Bracket shaped, laterally attached to the substrate, upper surface finely felty, white then grey blue, underside white then grey blue, 3 to 5 pores per mm, to about 6 cm across

Season

All year

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On dead wood from coniferous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped, smooth (4-5) x (1-1.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Postia caesia

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 17 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Postia caesia

18 September 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin