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Postia sp. ined. (near P. ptychogaster) (a bracket fungus)

Date 7 October 2000
OS grid ref SU67
Lat/Lon 51° 30' N, 1° 10' W
Location Vice County: Berks, VC22, England
Voucher MWS: 7/10/00 [B]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary on Yew log sections
Associated organism: on log sections of Taxus baccata
Identification Notes: Well-developed brackets + imperfect stage
Imperfect stage: pinkish when young, exuding red droplets, becoming brown as matures, soft.
Perfect stage: a pallid Coriolus-like bracket, but softer and with larger pores.
Spores: 4-5/2-3µm, ellipsoid, hyaline
Context hyphae: septate, clamped, cylindric, 3.75-5µm wide.
Chlamydospores: 5.5-7/3.5-4.5µm, thick-walled.

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