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Podoscypha multizonata (Berk. & Broome) Pat. (Zoned Rosette)

Date 21 October 2000
OS grid ref SU56
Lat/Lon 51° 30' N, 1° 10' W
Location Vice County: Berks, VC22, England
Voucher 21/10/2000[C]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary apparently on soil, under Oak
Associated organism: under Quercus robur
Identification Notes: Form: wrinkled sheets, fused at edges and where touch neighbours; final 5mm or so translucent when held to light; extreme edge sharp and finely white pruinose. Fungus dries patchily black.
Upper surface: matt with short sharp longitudinal ridges, especially towards base. "Buff" towards base, tinged "vinaceous buff" towards margin.
Under surface: pale "vinaceous buff", longitudinally wrinkled.
Flesh: fibrous, pale "brick", (below and when waterlogged) to "fawn" then "buff" upwards; growing around grass stems.
Smell: sweetly fungussy.
Taste: none, chewy, slightly bitter after chewing.
Spores: broadly ellipsoid, with a single large oil drop, 6-7/5-6µm, non-amyloid, often forming regular arrangements ("crystalline") in spore print.
Basidia: 4-spored. Basidiomes: clamped at base.
Trama: dimitic, with thin-walled clamped generative hyphae and refractive hyphae 2.5-4µm wide.

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