Trechispora stevensonii

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Trechispora stevensonii

5 March 2022 The Vyne, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Fruiting Body

Forming a layer on the substrate, thin, easily detached, smooth or with teeth, whitish to ochraeous, margin ill defined, sometimes with rhizomorphs

Flesh

Soft

Smell

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Rarely recorded but apparently quite common

Habitat

On dead wood, mostly from deciduous trees, and on dead Ganoderma australe basidiomes

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, warty (4-4.5) x (3-3.5) µm2. Basidia cylindrical to club shaped, four spored, with basal clamp. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae with clamps. Cystidia absent. Anamorph present, conidia formed by the separation of short celled hyphae.

Edibility

Inedible

Trechispora stevensonii

A close up view of the surface. 5 March 2022 The Vyne, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Trechispora stevensonii

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 5 March 2022 The Vyne, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Trechispora stevensonii

Spores and conidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 5 March 2022 The Vyne, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Trechispora stevensonii

Basidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 5 March 2022 The Vyne, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Trechispora stevensonii

Basidium with basal clamp in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 5 March 2022 The Vyne, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.