Peniophorella praetermissa

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Peniophorella praetermissa

On rotten oak. 20 March 2022 Hursley, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Synonymns

Hyphoderma praetermissum

Fruiting Body

Forming a thin layer on the substrate, loosely attached, smooth to granular, white, grey or pale ochre, margin well defined.

Flesh

Soft, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On rotten wood, from both deciduous and coniferous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal usually concave on one side, smooth, with droplets (8-12) x (4-5) µm2. Basidia slenderly club shaped, 4 spored, with basal clamp. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae 3 to 4 µm wide, thin walled, with clamps. Cystidia of three types. Gloeocystidia spindle shaped and tapered towards the apex, filled with yellow matter. Leptocystidia cylindrical, irregular, sometimes capitate, often apically encrusted, numerous to rare. Stephanocysts globular, sometimes with a ring of small teeth around the circumference, numerous to rare.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

According to the literature this species represents a species complex.

Peniophorella praetermissa

On rotten oak. 20 March 2022 Hursley, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Peniophorella praetermissa

On rotten oak. 20 March 2022 Hursley, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Peniophorella praetermissa

Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 20 March 2022 Hursley, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Peniophorella praetermissa

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 20 March 2022 Hursley, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Peniophorella praetermissa

Gloeocystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 20 March 2022 Hursley, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Peniophorella praetermissa

Leptocystidium in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 20 March 2022 Hursley, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Peniophorella praetermissa

Hyphae with clamps in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 20 March 2022 Hursley, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.