Crepidotus subverrucisporus

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Crepidotus subverrucisporus

6 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Shell or hoof shaped, laterally attached, finely velvety, white when young, becoming ochraceous with age, to about 10 mm across

Gills

Distant, white, then gradually becoming reddish brown

Flesh

Fragile, white

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

Autumn to early winter

Distribution

Very rarely reported

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

Cinnamon

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, with coarse warts (7.5-10) x (5-6.5) µm2. Pileipellis of interwoven hyphae with clamps, terminating hyphae sometimes branched. Gill edge cystidia cylindrical to irregularly lageniform often with a long snout.

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

This species was identified using the key in Funga Nordica (2008).

Additional Photographs

Crepidotus subverrucisporus

6 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Crepidotus subverrucisporus

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 6 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Crepidotus subverrucisporus

Cap hyphae with clamps in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 6 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Crepidotus subverrucisporus

Cap cuticle hyphae with clamps in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 6 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Crepidotus subverrucisporus

Branched terminating cap cuticle hyphae in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 6 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Crepidotus subverrucisporus

Gill edge cystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 6 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin