Pulvinula constellatio

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Pulvinula constellatio

RBG Kew herbarium accession number K(M)160936. 23 October 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Species

Pulvinula constellatio

Synonyms

Pulvinula cinnabarina

Fruiting Body

Disk shaped, irregular, upper surface orange red, lower surface paler, to about 2 cm across

Flesh

Pinkish to red

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Summer to Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On sandy soil

Microscopic Features

Spores spherical, smooth, filled with many drops (16-18) µm across. Paraphyses thin, equal, curved at the end. Asci eight spored (200-270) x (15-20) µm2

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

This fungus cannot be identified without a microscope

Additional Photographs

Pulvinula constellatio

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion objective. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin


Pulvinula constellatio

Ascus viewed with a x40 objective. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin


Pulvinula constellatio

Asci and paraphyses viewed with a x40 objective. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin