Found and identified by Eric Janke. 18 September 2022 Waggoners Wells, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Resupinate, covered with cream, yellowish brown or dark reddish brown spines which are conical, cylindrical or flattened and measure about 5 to 7 mm long, margin white
All year, mostly in the autumn and winter
On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring beech
Spores subcylindrical, inamyloid (4-6) x (2-3) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Cystidia cylindrical to conical, abundant, heavily encrusted. Hyphal system monomitic, with clamps.
This species was first recorded in Britain (West Sussex) in 1997 by Nick Legon. Since then it has spread to other counties in southern England.
A crop from the previous image. 18 September 2022 Waggoners Wells, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a 100X immersion objective. 18 September 2022 Waggoners Wells, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
On beech. Found and identified by members of the Hampshire Fungus Recording Group. 26 February 2022 Franchises Wood, New Forest, Wiltshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.