Xylodon brevisetus

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Xylodon brevisetus

6 June 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Synonymns

Forming a thin layer on the substrate, surface granular to the naked eye, blunt spines are visible with a loupe, initially white, then yellowish, and finally ochraceous.

Flesh

Whitish to yellowish, soft to firm

Smell

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Rarely reported

Habitat

On dead wood, usually from conifers but also from deciduous trees

Microscopic Features

Spores narrowly ellipsoidal, smooth, inamyloid (4-5) x (3-3.5) µm2. Basidia 4 spored, club shaped to cylindrical. Hyphal system monomitic, clamps present. Gloeocystidia torulose (cylindrical, with alternate swellings and constrictions along the length).

Edibility

Inedible

Xylodon brevisetus

Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 6 June 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Xylodon brevisetus

Gloeocystidium in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 6 June 2022 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.