Phlebia rufa

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Phlebia rufa

NB: The brown blobs are insects. 29 September 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Resupinate, tightly attached to the substrate, surface wrinkled to poroid, pinkish brown to reddish brown, margin white, fringed, forming irregular mats up to 20 cm or more across

Flesh

Gelatinous, soft when fresh, hard when dry

Smell

Faint, indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring oak

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to sausage shaped, smooth (4.5-5.5) x (2-2.5) µm2. Basidia slender, club shaped, four spored. Cystidia slender, club shaped. Hyphal system monomitic, clamps present.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

There are numerous macroscopically similar species

Additional Photographs

Phlebia rufa

A close up of the hymenium. 29 September 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Phlebia rufa

Spores in Melzer&pos;s solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 29 September 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Phlebia rufa

Cystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 29 September 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin