Scopuloides rimosa

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Scopuloides rimosa

30 March 2022 Woodland Trust Home Farm, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Synonymns

Peniophora rimosa

Fruiting Body

Forming small patches on the substrate, thin, extensive, lumpy, greyish

Flesh

Soft and waxy when fresh

Smell

Pleasant, fungal

Taste

Unknown

Season

All year

Distribution

Rarely recorded, probably far more common than the records suggest. According to Hugill and Lucas, the species is common in Hampshire.

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped, smooth (3.5-4.5) x (1.5-2) µm2. Basidia club shaped, four spored. Hyphal system monomitic, simple septate. Lamprocystidia thick walled, conical, encrusted. Septocystidia cylindrical, sometimes capitate, septate, encrusted.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Viewed with a low power microscope, or a loupe, the surface appears crystalline, with numerous needle shaped projections

Scopuloides rimosa

A crop from the first image. 30 March 2022 Woodland Trust Home Farm, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Scopuloides rimosa

30 March 2022 Woodland Trust Home Farm, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Scopuloides rimosa

Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 30 March 2022 Woodland Trust Home Farm, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Scopuloides rimosa

Lamprocystidia and septocystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 30 March 2022 Woodland Trust Home Farm, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Scopuloides rimosa

Identified in the field by Alan Lucas. 29 April 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Scopuloides rimosa

Spores in Melzers solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 29 April 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Scopuloides rimosa

Lamprocystidia and septocystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 29 April 2017 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.