Xylodon nespori

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Xylodon nespori

31 December 2021 Beech, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Synonymns

Hyphodontia nespori

Fruiting Body

Forming a thin layer on the substrate, surface granular to the naked eye, blunt spines with branched tips are seen with a loupe, white to yellowish, margin fringed, typically extending over a large area

Flesh

Whitish, thin, firm

Smell

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Rarely recorded

Habitat

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

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores narrowly ellipsoidal to cylindrical, smooth (4.5-6) x (2-2.5) µm2. Basidia 4 spored, narrowly club shaped. Hyphal system monomitic, clamps present. Projecting encrusted hyphae present at the tips of the spines.

Edibility

Inedible

Xylodon nespori

31 December 2021 Beech, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Xylodon nespori

A crop from the previous image. 31 December 2021 Beech, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Xylodon nespori

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 31 December 2021 Beech, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Xylodon nespori

Hyphae in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 31 December 2021 Beech, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Xylodon nespori

Hyphal ends in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 31 December 2021 Beech, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Xylodon nespori

15 December 2021 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Xylodon nespori

A crop from the previous image. 15 December 2021 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Xylodon nespori

Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 15 December 2021 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Xylodon nespori

Hyphae in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 15 December 2021 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Xylodon nespori

Projecting hyphae with crystals. 15 December 2021 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.

Xylodon nespori

Hyphae with clamps in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 15 December 2021 Bramdean Common, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.