Ceraceomyces sublaevis

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Ceraceomyces sublaevis

On rotten oak, with Arachnopeziza aurata. 28 February 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Fruiting Body

Forming small patches on the substrate, thin, smooth to wrinkled, whitish, pale yellow to pale ochraceous, margin fibrous

Flesh

Soft, waxy, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Season

Unknown

Distribution

Very rarely recorded

Habitat

Usually on rotten wood from deciduous trees and shrubs, less often on rotten wood from conifers

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores subspherical, smooth (3-3.5) x (2-2.5) µm2. Basidia slenderly club shaped, four spored. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae 2 to 3 µm wide, septate with clamps. Septocystidia cylindrical, about 5 µm wide, septate, clamps present.

Edibility

Unknown but of no value

Notes

Tretomyces microsporus has similar spores but lacks cystidia.

Ceraceomyces sublaevis

On rotten oak, with a Mollisia species. 28 February 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Ceraceomyces sublaevis

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 28 February 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Ceraceomyces sublaevis

Basidia and septocystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 28 February 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Ceraceomyces sublaevis

Basidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 28 February 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Ceraceomyces sublaevis

Septocystidium in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 28 February 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Ceraceomyces sublaevis

Basidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 28 February 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.