Mycoacia fuscoatra

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Mycoacia fuscoatra

29 October 2013 New Forest, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Fruiting Body

Forming a thin layer on the substrate, tightly attached to the substrate, covered with tooth like spines, each about 1 to 3 mm long, often fused at the base, cream, darkening to ochraceous, then blackish brown

Flesh

Thin, waxy when damp, brittle when dry

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

All year

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On rotten wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal (5-6) x (2-2.5) µm2. Basidia 4 spored. Hyphal system monomitic. Cystidia spindle or needle shaped. Terminating hyphae at the tips of the spines heavily encrusted.

Edibility

Inedible

Mycoacia fuscoatra

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion microscope eyepiece and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 29 October 2013 New Forest, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Mycoacia fuscoatra

Cystidia viewed with a x40 immersion microscope eyepiece and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 29 October 2013 New Forest, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Mycoacia fuscoatra

Cystidia viewed with a x40 immersion microscope eyepiece and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 29 October 2013 New Forest, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Mycoacia fuscoatra

An encrusted hypha at the tip of a spine, viewed with a x40 immersion microscope eyepiece and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 29 October 2013 New Forest, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.