Scytinostroma hemidichophyticum

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Scytinostroma hemidichophyticum

On a fallen Beech trunk. 7 March 2009 Noar HIll, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Synonymns

Scytinostroma portentosum

Fruiting Body

Thin, smooth or rough, cream, grey brown or reddish brown, translucent when very damp, forming large mats on the substrate that may extend over several meters

Flesh

Thin, pale brown

Smell

Very strong, of moth balls or coal tar

Taste

Unknown

Season

All year

Distribution

Rarely recorded

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring ash, but also beech and willow

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical with a prominent germ pore, smooth (5-6) µm

Edibility

Unknown but of no culinary interest

Notes

This fungus was first recorded in England in 1989 in Norfolk.

Scytinostroma hemidichophyticum

On a fallen Beech trunk. 1 January 2009 Noar Hill, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Scytinostroma hemidichophyticum

On beech. 11 November 2022 Noar Hill, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Scytinostroma hemidichophyticum

On beech. 11 November 2022 Noar Hill, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Scytinostroma hemidichophyticum

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a 100X immersion objective. 11 November 2022 Noar Hill, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.