Dumontinia tuberosa

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Dumontinia tuberosa

19 April 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Sclerotinia tuberosa

Common Name

Anemone Cup

Fruiting Body

Cup shaped, flattening with age, upper surface smooth, sometimes wrinkled, yellow brown to brown, stem brown, long, rooting, attached to a buried sclerotia, to about 3 cm across

Flesh

Brown

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Spring

Distribution

Infrequent to rare

Habitat

On bare ground with wood anemone

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth, 1 drop at each end (12-17) x (6-9) µm2

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

The specimens shown were found and identified by Jonathan Need

Additional Photographs

Dumontinia tuberosa

19 April 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Dumontinia tuberosa

19 April 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Dumontinia tuberosa

Spores viewed with a x100 oil immersion objective. 19 April 2010 Surrey. . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin