Phanerochaete sordida

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Phanerochaete sordida

A rain sodden specimen. 21 February 2022 Stancomb copse, Soldridge, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Fruiting Body

Forming a thin layer on the substrate, smooth, whitish to yellowish sometimes with a green tinge, margin well defined or fibrous

Flesh

Thin, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, often with one side concave, smooth (5-7) x (2.5-3.5) µm2. Basidia clavate, four spored. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae with simple septa, sometimes encrusted, subicular hyphae thick walled, sub-hymenial hyphae thin walled. Cystidia cylindrical to spindle shaped, with a rounded apex, upper part sometimes heavily encrusted with crystals or red brown resinous matter which turns red in KOH solution.

Edibility

Inedible

Phanerochaete sordida

Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 21 February 2022 Stancomb copse, Soldridge, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phanerochaete sordida

Cystidia and encrusted hyphae in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 21 February 2022 Stancomb copse, Soldridge, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phanerochaete sordida

Hyphae with simple septa in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 21 February 2022 Stancomb copse, Soldridge, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phanerochaete sordida

7 February 2022 Minley Wood, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phanerochaete sordida

Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 7 February 2022 Minley Wood, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phanerochaete sordida

Hyphae in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 7 February 2022 Minley Wood, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phanerochaete sordida

Cystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 7 February 2022 Minley Wood, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phanerochaete sordida

A close up view of the surface. 4 February 2022 Bushy Leaze Wood, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phanerochaete sordida

On a fallen beech branch. 4 February 2022 Bushy Leaze Wood, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phanerochaete sordida

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 4 February 2022 Bushy Leaze Wood, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phanerochaete sordida

Encrusted cystidia, hyphae and resinous matter in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 4 February 2022 Bushy Leaze Wood, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phanerochaete sordida

Cystidia with resinous matter in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 4 February 2022 Bushy Leaze Wood, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phanerochaete sordida

Subicular hyphae in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 4 February 2022 Bushy Leaze Wood, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.