Hyphodontia alutaria

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Hyphodontia alutaria

A close up view of the surface. 12 February 2022 Hall Lands, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Fruiting Body

Forming a thin layer on the substrate, smooth to lumpy, pale yellow when young, then ochraceous

Flesh

Soft

Smell

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On rotten wood from deciduous trees and conifers

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (4.5-5) x (3-3.5) µm2. Basidia 4 spored, club shaped to cylindrical with median constriction. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae 2 to 3 µm wide, clamped. Two kinds of cystidia present. Septocystidia cylindrical with an expanded globular apex, septate, clamped. Lagenocystidia needle shaped, apex encrusted, resembling a dental drill.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

The surface is covered with tiny needle like projections that are visible with a loupe.

Hyphodontia alutaria

Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 12 February 2022 Hall Lands, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Hyphodontia alutaria

Lagenocystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 12 February 2022 Hall Lands, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Hyphodontia alutaria

Septocystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 12 February 2022 Hall Lands, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.