Phlebiopsis ravenelii

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Phlebiopsis ravenelii

On a rotten birch branch, with rain drops. 10 January 2021 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Synonymns

Phanerochaete ravenelii, Scopuloides ravenelii

Fruiting Body

Forming a thin layer on the substrate, surface smooth to lumpy, whitish, cream, yellow or pale brown

Flesh

Thin, whitish, waxy when fresh

Smell

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On rotten wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal usually concave on one side, smooth (4-6) x (2.5-3) µm2. Basidia slenderly club shaped, 4 spored. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae 2 to 5 µm wide, thin walled, simple septate. Cystidia usually spindle shaped, and heavily encrusted along two thirds of the length from the tip

Edibility

Inedible

Phlebiopsis ravenelii

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 10 January 2021 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phlebiopsis ravenelii

Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 10 January 2021 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phlebiopsis ravenelii

Cystidia in a tissue section in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 10 January 2021 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phlebiopsis ravenelii

28 February 2021 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phlebiopsis ravenelii

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 28 February 2021 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Phlebiopsis ravenelii

Cystidia in a tissue section in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 28 February 2021 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.