On a rotten hazel branch. 21 February 2022 Stancomb copse, Soldridge, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Forming thin patches on the substrate, tightly attached, smooth, sparse blunt spines appear with age, pink to brown, bruising dark red, margin whitish, fibrous
Soft when fresh
On fallen wood from deciduous trees
Spores cylindrical to sausage shaped, smooth (12-18) x (6-7) µm2. Basidia ellipsoid to clavate, longitudinally sepate, two to four spored. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae 2 to 3 µm wide, hymenial hyphae thin walled, sparsely septate with clamps, basal hyphae thick walled, sinuous. Cystidia not present.
Easil recognised by the colour and presence of widely separated spines. I was unable to get any spores from the sample shown. It was identified by its macroscopic features.