Crepidotus calolepis

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Crepidotus calolepis

29 August 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Species

Crepidotus calolepis

Cap

Laterally attached to the substrate, initially hoof shaped, and densely covered in velvety dark brown scales, expanding with age, becoming smooth with sparse scales, pale brown, to about 7 cm across

Gills

Radiating from the point of attachment, fairly broad and thick, initially whitish, then buff

Stem

Absent

Flesh

Firm, gelatinous beneath the cap surface, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring Ash

Spore Print

Cinnamon brown

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

Specimens collected on 8 November 2009 in Surrey have been stored at Kew: RBG Kew herbarium accession number K(M)165026. According to the Checklist of the British & Irish Basidiomycota, this is not a British species, and British collections are most likely a scaly form of Crepidotus mollis.

Additional Photographs

Crepidotus calolepis

29 August 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin


Crepidotus calolepis

29 August 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin