Podostroma alutaceum

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Podostroma alutaceum

On soil with Larch and Spathularia flavida. 18 September 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Club shaped, upper part covered with tiny dark dimples, white then brown, lower part remaining pale, to about 5 cm high

Flesh

Firm, white

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous and coniferous trees, and on soil in coniferous woods

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores irregularly ellipsoidal to subspherical, finely warty (3.5-4.5) x (3-4) µm2. 16 spores per ascus. Paraphyses not seen.

Edibility

Inedible