Phaeohelotium trabinellum

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Phaeohelotium  trabinellum

19 July 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Species

Phaeohelotium trabinellum

Fruiting Body

Top shaped, then disk shaped, upper surface smooth, yellow, lower surface paler, to about 5 mm across

Flesh

Yellow, firm

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

Late Summer to Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On rotten mossy wood

Microscopic Features

Provisional: Spores spindle shaped, often with one septa, with 2 large drops and many small drops (14-17) x (4-4.5) µm2. Paraphyses thin, cylindrical, septate.

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

I am grateful to Dr. B. M. Spooner, at Kew, for identifying the specimens in the photograph. This species requires microscopy for identification. It could be confused with Hymenoscyphus calyculus as well as several species in the Bisporella genus.

Additional Photographs

Phaeohelotium  trabinellum

Spores viewed with a x100 oil immersion objective. 19 July 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin