Mycoacia uda

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Mycoacia uda

18 October 2022 Bushy Leaze Wood, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Synonymns

Phlebia uda

Fruiting Body

Forming a thin layer on the substrate, covered with tiny narrowly conical spines extending to 2 mm in length, pale when young, becoming bright yellow with age

Flesh

Yellowish, soft, waxy, thin. The flesh stains dark purple when exposed to KOH solution.

Smell

Indistinct

Season

All year with most records in the summer and autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, with a few records on pine and yew

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, inamyloid (5-6) x (2-3) µm2. Basidia narrowly club shaped, 4 spored. Cystidia spindle shaped, sparse. Hyphal system monomitic, clamps sparse.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Note that, like this species, Mycoacia fuscoatra also turns dark purple when exposed to KOH solution.

Mycoacia uda

A crop from the previous image. 18 October 2022 Bushy Leaze Wood, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Mycoacia uda

Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a 100X immersion microscope. 18 October 2022 Bushy Leaze Wood, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Mycoacia uda

23 January 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Mycoacia uda

A crop from the previous image. 23 January 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.