Trechispora mollusca

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Trechispora mollusca

24 January 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Fruiting Body

Forming a thin layer on the substrate, with an irregular pore structure, 2 to 5 pores per mm, base fibrous, margin fibrous, with rhizomorphs

Flesh

Fragile, fibrous, whitish to pale ochraceous

Smell

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous and coniferous trees, and on woody debris

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores subspherical, coarsely warty (3.5-4.5) x (3.5-4.5) µm2. Basidia cylindrical, four spored, with a basal clamp. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae 2 to 3 µm wide, some encrusted, occasionally swollen at septa, clamps present. Cystidia absent.

Edibility

Inedible

Trechispora mollusca

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 24 January 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Trechispora mollusca

Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 24 January 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Trechispora mollusca

Hypha swollen at a septum in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 24 January 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Trechispora mollusca

Hyphae with clamps and a swollen septum (to the left) in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 24 January 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.